Rare WW 2 German S. Border Guard M1935 helmet. Just the helmet which is in very good condition. Get it before it’s gone. In 1939 the Storm Troopers Military Training Defense Group (SA-Wehrmannschaft) was formed to bolster the Sturmabteilungen’s (SA) weakened position within the National Socialist Party. Military training units were formed that resembled those of equal counterpart in the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht). Older men including those not fit for regular duty in the Wehrmacht were required to undergo military training and to serve in the SA-Wehrmannshaft. Intense partisan activity along the border of Yugoslavia in the region of Styria required additional military support which was raised directly from the SA-Wehrmannschaft. The Styrian Home League (Steierischer Heimatbund) was formed in 1941 to help protect German property from these partisan attacks. All members were part of the SA-Wehrmannschaft and wore typical uniforms save for a different branch piping on collar tabs and shoulder straps. In addition, most members were issued mountain caps with edelweiss insignia because the area was well known for its rugged mountains. The Styrian Home League was placed under the command of the SA-Wehrmannscaft and trained according to standard protocol. Members of the SA-Wehrmannschaft der Steiermark were typically local residents of the region. All members fulfilled the same requirements of any SA-Wehrmannschaft unit. Serving as a border patrol unit, members were often issued combat helmets in the event that partisans were engaged during combat. Helmets worn by members of the SA-Wehrmannschaft der Steiermark were standard military helmets configured with hand painted or stenciled insignia. The insignia was placed on the left side of the helmet and took the form of a stylized lion within a shield. It is not known how many helmets received this unique insignia although the number is thought to be very few. Because the SA-Wehrmannschaft der Steiermark organization was formed in 1941, it is likely that SA-Steiermark members were issued M1940 and M1942 pattern helmets. It is also possible that they were issued factory refinished M1935 helmets. See photos for condition of this item as they are part of the description. Each week items are different and unusual. I strive for 5 stars. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item “RARE WW2 GERMAN Wehrmannschaft der Steiermark BORDER PATROL M1935 HELMET” is in sale since Sunday, June 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “doctorcfindsgoods” and is located in Selkirk, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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