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Willi Z. 04-27-2003 01:56 PM

Canteens
 
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Two of my favorite canteens. A pre-war medics canteen with black painted aluminum cup. All matching to regards to maker and date on the straps, cover, cap and neck of canteen.

And a true tropical canteen and strap, dated '42. The aluminum cup is painted in that olive tan color.

Willi

04-27-2003 02:47 PM

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very nice Willi ! I think that in such a good condition and matching maker/dates, they are quiet hard to get.


here is a Sanitšter canteen, note the erzats-leather.

04-27-2003 02:50 PM

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These are the other three from my collection. 2 early ones with black painted aluminium cup ( 37 and 39 dated), and a mid/late war one with green painted steel cup, which is also painted red inside against rust I think. This one is dated 43' and has a nice LUX-canvas/tropical strap, which is reinforced with leather.

Willi Z. 04-27-2003 08:47 PM

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Yes Jan, I agree. Textbook all complete, untouched and matching canteens are tough to find.

Here are a few '44 dated ones. Steel painted canteens and steel painted cups. Note the late-war fabric used on some of them.

Willi Z. 04-27-2003 08:49 PM

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Some '43 trop style canteens.

04-28-2003 04:19 PM

Great stuff!!! just love them...[love]


anyone else who'd like to share his canteens?

merdock 04-30-2003 01:33 PM

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Hi,
heres my only water bottle ,vet gift no cup did they all have cups.
All the best Merdock

merdock 04-30-2003 01:34 PM

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markings.

merdock 04-30-2003 01:39 PM

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04-30-2003 01:46 PM

Merdock, your canteen is a army issued one, so yes, there should be a cup.
If I'm correct there are some para-military branches that had smaller bottles with no cup, but I'm not sure exactly which branches that were.



cheers

Jan

John Hodgin 04-30-2003 03:06 PM

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Hi Jan,

Here are two that I posted earlier on another thread, the larger mtn. liter bottle, and a standard .8 liter size.
Best,
John

John Hodgin 04-30-2003 03:07 PM

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Back sides. The standard bottle was issued, initials "H.T." are in several places.

04-30-2003 03:20 PM

very nice John!!
 
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I think that the left one ( largest) was also used without the carrying strap, like Sani canteens normally have...

I found this picture ( Brian L.Davis' German Army Uniforms). It shows DAK-soldiers ready for departure.One of them has two of these attached directly to the breadbag!

Greetings


Jan

John Hodgin 04-30-2003 03:26 PM

Hi Jan,

Great photo. Got any more unusual examples? Yes, a liter size was used in Afrika. I have a few more I'll post when I can. IMO, the mountain bottle never had a strap like the medical model does.

Both bottles I posted are dated 41.
Best,
John

04-30-2003 04:11 PM

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IMO, the mountain bottle never had a strap like the medical model does.
You're right, sorry, I was a little bit confused.

will search for more pictures concerning those large bottles used in Africa.

here's another one that shows a soldiers wearing two 'normal seize' canteens on his way to the Greec island ' Dodekanesos'. This photograph was taken in september 1943 ( WW2, day by day ;Anthony Shaw).


cheers

Jan


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