- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

    Deutsches Arbeitsfront:  German Labor Front Helmets

Helmet Description

Little is known about the type of helmets used by members of the German Labor Front (Deutsches Arbeitsfront-DAF).  While the organization utilized a paramilitary structure to include uniforms and insignia, few helmets have ever been identified that have been clearly linked to the German Labor Front.  It is likely that most helmets used by this organization were the typically available, light and medium-weight police and civic style helmets so common to home front organizations.  The only known photo to be published that clearly gives some indication of the type of helmets occasionally worn by German Labor Front members is that of a group of guards posing with local Order Police (Ordnungspolizei).  In this photo three German Labor Front members wear M1935 double decal Army (Heer) helmets.  The photo provokes some interesting thoughts regarding the nature of these uniformed men who also bear K98k Mauser rifles.  See the Period Photos link for additional information.

The Two Piece Gladiator Helmet (left side)

The Civic M1918 Style Helmet (left side)

The Civic M1934 Square Dip Helmet (left side)


Each section of is divided into separate Information Tracks that outline important details, facts, and historical notes pertaining to steel helmets used by the German Armed Forces during World War II.  

Information Tracks are organized by subject matter and their content is directly related to the service arm or organization to which each topic is related.  Topic areas that bridge one subject matter to another are cross linked within each Information Track.

This Information Track provides historical facts pertaining to helmets of the German Labor Front from 1933-1945.  Individual links related to this subject are outlined below.

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DAF Main

Helmet Types

Helmet Insignia (Unknown)

Period Photos

    Related Topics
    Polictical Groups

Deutsches Arbeitsfront (DAF)

National Socialist Workers Party (NSDAP)

Sturmabteilungen (SA)

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