The History Of Russian Steel Helmets from 1916-1945, By Ivan Karabanov (Diggers Library+)
Greetings, fellow diggers, and collectors!
I continue my topic of “A diggers/collectors library”, in which I introduce you to all the books and works from my personal library, which can be useful for any digger or collector in order to expand the horizons and gain new knowledge.
For all the WW2/war relics diggers, it will be interesting to know the history of the Russian steel helmet, because as it turned out, the Soviet helmet is not just an ordinary find. In the Soviet positions/trenches, especially in the ones from 1941 and 1942, you can find a lot of interesting things.
In my library there is a copy of this book with the signature of the author. I bought the book on a WW2 forum, but at the moment, as I understand it, the print run is over. If the author still has books in stock or is planned to be sent into circulation, then I recommend not to postpone it and buy a book for yourself.
Printed in Moscow, 2016. ISBN: 978-5-9909277-2-8 / 978-5990927728 / 9785990927728
Circulation: 3,000 copies.
Important note! This book is also translated into English, in addition to Russian.
This book is unique – it contains a large number of photographs and documents, descriptions of patents and original designs, a description of all the types of helmets that were created for the Imperial Army and the Red Army over the period. How much time it took the author to compile and select the material is incomprehensible to the mind, but the author has achieved it, this book is the only complete collection on the topic of Russian helmets.
The book is beautifully illustrated with a detailed description of all the helmets. There is also exclusive content. Various helmets used in the army during this period.
I think that the best thing to tell about the book will be its content:
Chapter 1. The first steel helmets of the Great War – 10
Chapter 2. The French Adrian helmet in the Russian army – 30
Chapter 3. The helmet of the Russian model of blade steel – 54
Chapter 4. The first experimental models of Soviet steel helmets – 114
Chapter 5. Steel helmet, model 1936 – 166
Chapter 6. The creation of the steel helmet: model 1939 – 236
Chapter 7. Steel helmet: model 1940 “SSh-40” – 284
Chapter 8. Leningrad helmets – 322
Chapter 9. Identification marks and other images on steel helmets – 336
Chapter 10. Domestic helmets in foreign armies – 412
Chapter 11. Helmets of foreign armies in service in Russia – 438
Chapter 12. Private inventions and original ideas of steel helmets – 466
Special thanks to the author for the work done and the knowledge collected in the book.