Collectienummer: 042126 Gebruikt: Luchtverdediging en brandweer
Typenaam: M38 Gladiator Kleur: donkergrijs
Land herkomst Duitsland Materiaal: staal
Land gebruikt: Duitsland Inscripties: R.L.2 39/25
Periode gebruikt: 1938 > Bijzonderheden: Luftschutz zonder kraalrand
Formed in late 1932 the Deutsches Luftschutzverband was a voluntary organization designed to provide Civil air raid protection in large civilian centers. Shortly after Hitler ascended to power the Deutsches Luftschutzverband was restructured and placed under the supervision of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium under the control of Hermann Göring. On April 29th 1933 the Deutsches Luftschutzverband was renamed RLB, Reichs Luftschutz Bund and was given the status of an official National organization tasked with all aspects of Civil Air Raid defense. The RLB remained a voluntary organization with a small personnel of paid, full-time uniformed officials to be in charge of the organization until June 1935 when obligatory service was introduced. Only the most basic uniform and equipment items were supplied to the personnel, with the rest having to be bought personally by members. On September 26th 1938 a specific helmet for RLB personnel was introduced that incorporated a raised horizontal "bead" between the visors and crown. These helmets commonly called the "Gladiator" style were supplemented with M35, M40 and M42 helmets that also incorporated a raised horizontal "bead" between the visors and crown.
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