All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

“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.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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…

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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).

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

A spoon with a hole in it.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

More spoons and forks.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

Another SS bucket and an identification token.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

These belt buckets belonged to Russian Navy men.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

Crumpled bullets.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

This is a bullet hole left by a Finnish sniper.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

Another SS helmet.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

Eventually, pieces of metal may grow into the tree.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

An antipersonnel mine.

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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

All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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15 thoughts on “All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword”

  1. “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.

    • Historical accuracy has never been a strength of this site. However, it is always entertaining. If you look closely you will see my name etched on the drinking medal.

    • ““An antipersonnel mine” is a grenade lanched using rifle, this one is often called “corncob” by collectors.”

      false. it’s a POMZ-type antipersonnel mine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POMZ

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  3. 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”.

  4. “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?

  5. 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.

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