German helmets of World War II are among the most widely collected Third Reich memorabilia as they are relatively inexpensive and very difficult to fake. This concise text is a guide for collectors and modellers, as well as a detailed classification of helmets used by the Army, Navy and Luftwaffe. It is illustrated with many wartime photographs of different types of helmets in use, with close-up contemporary images from private collections. This book also includes colour artwork by the respected illustrator, Kevin Lyles.
Brian Bell is an avid military historian with interest in the German Armed Forces of World War II. He has interviewed many former Wehrmacht veterans about their wartime experiences and has been a collector of World War II German helmets for more than 30 years. He has a graduate degree from the University of Nebraska and is a professional career advisor to MBA students. Brian is married and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kevin Lyles is a talented illustrator of 20th century military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey over the years, and has also written titles on the US Army in Vietnam, a subject in which he has a long-standing interest. He lives and works in Hertfordshire, UK.