FIELD GEAR & PERSONAL ITEMS

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    thegate
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    FIELD GEAR & PERSONAL ITEMS

    Post by thegate on Tue May 17, 2016 9:30 am

    Small personal equipment of the soldier

















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    Small Kit

    Post by edstorey on Tue May 17, 2016 10:06 am

    Nice stuff!

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    Post by pylon1357 on Tue May 17, 2016 12:31 pm

    This is a fantastic display of every items. You could break the bank trying to put all this together. Thanks for taking the time to post photos of this. I recognize some of these items (referring to items I have in my own collection) but certainly not everything here is familiar to me.


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    Post by thegate on Tue May 17, 2016 1:08 pm

    Thank you, I collected over time. I always look for the rations as for K-Ration, C-Ration or Emergency Ration, but not easy has to find.

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    Post by 48th on Tue May 17, 2016 2:46 pm

    You have some nice items there.

    Does anyone know if the screw top on the water sterilization bottles post war? From what I read the WWII era ones had cork stopers. Can any one confirm this?

     The one I have in my collection is the cork topped variety.

    I have a large collection of WWII personal kit items that I hope to post pictures of one day.

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    Emergency Rations

    Post by edstorey on Tue May 17, 2016 4:18 pm

    Here are a few examples of wartime Emergency Rations that I have managed to find.


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    Post by thegate on Tue May 17, 2016 6:34 pm

    Nice these rations Ed. Let us saddle you this Canadian Army Emergency Ration is to postwar or WW2?



    48th it's possible that is to postwar or another manufacturer ??

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    Canadian Emergency Ration

    Post by edstorey on Tue May 17, 2016 7:07 pm

    There are certainly a lot of collectors who want that particular ration to be from WWII.   If it is from WWII, there is no mention made of it in any of the wartime Canadian ration trials documents that I have researched.   I have my example classified as post-WWII although there is a chance that they were produced in 1945 for the lead-up for the planned war against Japan.   If they are from earlier in WWII, I would love to see an image of document to prove it.   Since Canadian manufactured rations were not used or issued in NW Europe, collecting British manufactured examples will ensure that you have pieces that are correct for the period.

    I recently brought back this rather tatty example of a wartime British Compo Ration crate from Europe.


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    Post by LSR on Fri May 20, 2016 8:42 am

    48th wrote:You have some nice items there.

    Does anyone know if the screw top on the water sterilization bottles post war? From what I read the WWII era ones had cork stopers. Can any one confirm this?

     The one I have in my collection is the cork topped variety.

    I have a large collection of WWII personal kit items that I hope to post pictures of one day.

    I,ve seen them come out of the ground overhere with screw on lids and also with cork stops, both from the same dump hole, so I think it varies per manufacturer, but for sure WW2.

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    Post by LSR on Fri May 20, 2016 8:46 am

    Very nice display, mister gate.

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    Post by thegate on Fri May 20, 2016 1:39 pm

    Thanks LSR, and nice catch for your cigarette case.

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