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Mess kit found - what type is it? Monte Cassino w/pics

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    I found this mess kit on Castle Hill near the Abby of Monte Cassino a bunch of years ago. What type is it? I do not believe it is German as it is larger than a standard German mess kit. No lid, no markings that I can see. The attachment points for the handle are also different than the standard German mess kit. Maybe Polish? It looks to be painted black and has a huge shrapnel tear in the rear. Fire away:
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    Looks like the pre war pattern German mess tin.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I will have to say it look s like a ww1 german mess kit or pre ww2 mess.

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