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    ypres
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    Great Photo

    Post by ypres on Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:14 am

    Found this photo online. It is one of the only pictures I have seen that shows the Canadian Made (Hamilton Ontario) Aluminum Canteen in use. A rare piece of kit most collectors assume is US when they see it. It is also mistakenly identified as a Belgian bottle. Also of interest is this is a British Officer, which means the bottle was probably bought by the War Department and issue generally with the P14 equipment. This makes sense since this was a time of shortages and the P14 was initially meant for "Training Purposes Only" and was not intended for use at the front; where it was eventually and widely worn.

    All the best,

    Ypres



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    Post by edstorey on Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:08 am

    That is a nice photograph!

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    Post by ypres on Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:47 am

    Here is the mark on the bottom of the bottle I have. Thanks Canteen man!

    Ypres

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