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Welcome to Part 8, the final video of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".            I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.              In the final installment of this German steel helmet video series, we'll go into great detail about the Model 18 Double Decal Army transitional helmet and the many different uses for this steel helmet. We welcome your feedback on the series dubbed "The Need for the Stahlhelm".     Remember, if...

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Welcome to Part 7 of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".  I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.        In part seven, we'll discuss the use and production of the Model 18 "type" helmets and why they were needed. We talk about early helmet production for the Schutzstaffel (SS) and touch on the first use of decals. This video also deals with transitional helmets.              Remember, you don't have to wait to view...

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Welcome to Part 6 of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".  I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.              In part six of the series we'll talk about helmets used during the early part of the Weimar Republic. These are helmets used by the small Reishswehr units. We'll also talk about the issue of determining originality on hand painted insignia. We'll touch on how helmets are marked with size and maker codes.      ...

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Welcome to Part 5 of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".  I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.            In part five of our video series, we'll talk about variations of WWI helmets such as the special "ear cut out" or "double dip" helmet. We'll also discuss the special helmet for machine gunners and sentries. Then we'll discuss the visorless German helmet and helmets made in Austria. This is one video you won't want to miss....

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Welcome to Part 4 of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".  I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.            In Part 4 you will learn more about the German Model 1918, also known as the M18 helmet.  Then I will discuss Camouflage helmets, which were used on the M16, M17, and M18.  You will learn about their use, and how essential they became to help mask the soldier and help him blend with the terrain.    ...

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