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Old 11-29-2018, 11:29 PM   #31
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:28 AM   #32
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A wonderful historical presentation and two very desirable helmets Walter, my compliments
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:50 AM   #33
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Amazing presentation and great story! Thanks for showing
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:19 AM   #34
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Playing with the picture editor reveals the name: "H.Setz"
Although by no means conclusive there are no H. Setz listed on the VDK graves website that might tally with the owner of this helmet. So perhaps he was taken PW.
Two very nice helmets.
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:04 AM   #35
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Great helmets with a great history with them. Hard to imagine that a family member would not treasure them as part of their family history as well. But good that they are appreciated now in your collection. Outstanding!
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:03 AM   #36
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Must be great holding these historical pieces. Super stunnig helmets from the highest of shelves and a top presentation. I bought one from a brocante at Falaise 20 years ago, keepers . Rob
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Very interesting and enjoyable thread!

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Old 11-30-2018, 09:42 AM   #38
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I think you just set a new standard in thread presentation Walter
Those helmets are great finds and historical pieces.
It seems to me that well used M42 had the camouflage paint applied long before the battles took place in Normandy.
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:50 AM   #39
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Whenever you start a thread Walter I know it's going to be a good one! This one did not disappoint. Great history and two outstanding helmets. Thanks for taking the time to share.

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Old 11-30-2018, 10:30 AM   #40
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Nice one Walter, One of the best and most enjoyable threads on the WAF. Well worth paying the membership fees for. J
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:42 AM   #41
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Completely fantastic. Fantastic helmets. Fantastic provenance. Fantastic photography.

Did I mention this thread is fantastic?

Thanks for taking the time to share.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:40 AM   #42
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Walter,

Once again fantastic helmets with great history behind, thanks for sharing!

Setz don't seems to be a common name, only 10 soldiers were KIA/MIA in 1944.

One, oberschütze Reinhard Setz, was KIA in normandy on august 18th, buried in the military cemetery in Champigny-St.André (near Evreux).Not the same beginning for the first name but who knows?

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Old 11-30-2018, 12:11 PM   #43
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Walter, Stunning helmets and stunning account. Thank you! See you at the SOS.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:14 PM   #44
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Thank you for sharing these wonderful pieces of history. Simply superb!

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Old 11-30-2018, 01:34 PM   #45
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Having your collectibles connected to that iconic battle is quite noteworthy. Looking at the edge wear on the M42, particularly on the sides, has me thinking it may have had a breadbag strap at one time?....... just a passing thought.

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