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Old 08-11-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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hello guys

i found this on a garage sale, maybe you can help me,,, how old , country and what says the inscription

best regards and thanks for the help Bruno
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:30 AM   #2
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For sure something German because of the Umlauts the "ü".
Not many use this.
As a Carpenter I must say it's a poor quality construction, maybe just made for Mass Use in a Prison Workshop or so.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:30 AM   #3
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I don’t know this for sure, but V.O.Wi.Rü. could be the abbreviation for

Verbindungs-Offizier des Wirtschafts-stungsamtes

That translates roughly into „liaison officer of the economic munitions office“. Such a liaison-officer led the economic exploitation of the (by the German Wehrmacht) controlled area in favor of the army group to which he was assigned. The liaison-officers were primarily responsible for supplying „their“ armies from resources out of the controlled area.

The wooden box could be therefore a medic box or mobile pharmacy of such an officer.

The term „liaison-officer of the economic munitions office“ was introduced in 1942. Thus it could be possible that the quality of such a medic box is quite poor (compared to one made before the war).
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:33 AM   #4
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looks like the box was repained to be a first aid post as the lettering is comming though the poor white paint job.

Behaps a re-purposed box?
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:41 AM   #5
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hoi Guys

thanks for the great help

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