15 All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

Posted on February 16, 2012 by

“For Bravery, the USSR”.

There are many interesting things left after World War II which can be found not in military museums but in private collections. These ones were found in the collections of Russians.

This is what a bullet hole looks like on the helmet. By the way, this helmet is able to protect one’s head only when the splinter hits it at a sliding angle…

This helmet was also found in a private collection of a Russian collector. This helmet has bullet holes too and it had been dug out of the ground which makes it cheaper than regular helmets but ensures its authenticity. The point is that Poles began to fake WWII helmets long ago (back in the 60s).

This helmet was used in winter. German soldiers had to paint their helmets white because they didn’t expect that they would have to fight in winter surrounded by tons of snow.

This order says “For Hard Drinking”. It was introduced by Peter I in 1714 in oder to fight against drinking. The order has a weight of 6.8 kg (without chains!) and was to hang on the neck of the drinker for a week.

A spoon with a hole in it.

More spoons and forks.

This thing is called SS screw (or just a ring).

This SS belt buckle was found on a blood-stained German military uniform with a Soviet bayonet sticking out of it.

Another SS bucket and an identification token.

This helmet is peculiar because it has through holes in it (they are bigger as a rule).

These belt buckets belonged to Russian Navy men.

Crumpled bullets.

This is a bullet hole left by a Finnish sniper.

It’s difficult to imagine what happened to the man who wore this helmet…

Another SS helmet.

“All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” is the best saying to describe the photograph.

Eventually, pieces of metal may grow into the tree.

An antipersonnel mine.

This is what happens when someone sets off an explosion near you.

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15 Responses to “All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword”

  1. CZenda says:

    “Another SS bucket and an identification token” is not a SS buckle, it is a Luftwaffe buckle. “An antipersonnel mine” is a grenade lanched using rifle, this one is often called “corncob” by collectors. WH helmets, which are plentiful, are often faked to look like SS helmets using decals. Fleabay is full of fake SS-rings.

  2. 山下智久 says:

    Long live the Communist Party of China!

  3. 山下智久 says:

    Long live the Communist Party of China!

  4. David says:

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  5. perristalsis says:

    Actually, the German combat helmut was one of the best designs ever, protecting not only the head but ears as well. The U.S. adopted it as their new headgear some time ago. The real story of the German innovation was discovering how to deep draw the shape without losing thickness in the sides and top. sure, they were heavy, but as one Greman foot soldier commented, ‘I felt very safe under it”.

  6. raaa says:

    “The point is that Poles began to fake WWII helmets long ago (back in the 60s).”
    In 60s Poland were under Russian occupation as other eastern countries
    So what for they needed to began fake WWII helmes?

  7. George Johnson says:

    Helmets are not meant to protect against bullets. They’re main function was to protect against debris that was falling down because of something else that blew up (dirt and rocks and stuff like that, falling out of the sky).

    Even today’s best helmets don’t really offer much protection from bullets. Still worth wearing them, because they do protect against shrapnel, and the original function, stuff falling.

  8. Anastasis says:

    The Finnish sniper must be “white death”.
    Over 750 kills.Soviets.

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