Armold's book, coupled with Mary Reynosa's book on the M1, are an unbeatable combination. Although small in format, this volume abundant reference information as well as color photographs of many, many M1 helmets of all branches and configurations. This is an essential work for the collector's reference shelf. Informative for novice and experienced alike.
Paired with volume one - Steel Pots - Armold delivers the goods. In the minefield that is the collecting of painted and marked helmets, Armold, through many, many color photos provides essential information for the collector - novice or experienced - looking to avoid the fakes that have become the bane of the hobby. The M1 books by Armold and Mark Reynosa are an unbeatable combination for your reference bookshelf.
Not quite exhaustive but nearly so and absolutely essential. This book, coupled with that of Ken Niewiarowicz are the only references a collector - novice or experienced, will need on the subject of German helmets of the Second World War. A gem on my reference shelf. Ludwig Baer is a master.
This is a first-rate reference on the venerable M1 helmet. Though perhaps not exhaustive, this work is nothing if not comprehensive. It provides essential guidance for the novice as well as real enjoyment for the experienced collector. It's a very fine book and I highly recommend it.
Mark A. Reynosa
Michael J. Haselgrove & Branislav Radovic