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    Canteens

    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.

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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 Sanitäter canteen, note the erzats-leather.
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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.
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        #4
        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.
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          #5
          Some '43 trop style canteens.
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            #6
            Great stuff!!! just love them...


            anyone else who'd like to share his canteens?

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              #7
              Hi,
              heres my only water bottle ,vet gift no cup did they all have cups.
              All the best Merdock
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                #8
                markings.
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                  ,
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                    #10
                    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

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                      #11
                      Hi Jan,

                      Here are two that I posted earlier on another thread, the larger mtn. liter bottle, and a standard .8 liter size.
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                      John
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                        #12
                        Back sides. The standard bottle was issued, initials "H.T." are in several places.
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                          #13
                          very nice John!!

                          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
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                            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.
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                            John
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                              #15
                              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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