Very interesting ground-dug Fallschirmjäger helmet from Dukhovshchina near Smolensk.
It was found on positions of the 7. Flieger-Division is famous for its role in the invasions of Denmark and Norway (1940), Holland (1940), and Crete (1941).
The unit was sent to the Smolensk region in October 1942. The helmet itself is in relic condition, has no liner, but retains all four bolts.
FJ helmets are very rare to find, even in relic condition, and this particular helmet might have taken part in several famous battles before it ended up in Russia.