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Estonian equipment late 1930s?

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    Does anyone know what type of equipment the Estonians used in the late 1930s?- breadbags/haversacks,entrenching tools, canteens ,backpacks etc? Were the greatcoats worn bandolier /Russian style? Any photos? thanks dave.

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    Dave i'm sure Dimas and some of our other Estonian members will be able to help you here
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi dave, all i know is that they wore brown leather German style ammo pouches,and i would guess German kit as well. Ranjit.

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    For uniforms check out these period pics: Wehrmacht.pri.ee
    The sections:
    1) infantry
    2) cavalry
    3) air forces & anti aircraft artillery
    4) navy & coastal artillery
    5) orchestras

    You can also find a lot of photos in these threads:
    www.wehrmacht.pri.ee - Vaata foorumit - Eesti Wabariik 1918 - 1940/Republic of Estonia 1918 - 1940
    www.wehrmacht.pri.ee - Vaata foorumit - Riietus & varustus/Clothing & equipment
    www.wehrmacht.pri.ee - Vaata foorumit - Tehnika & relvastus/Technic & armament
    www.wehrmacht.pri.ee - Vaata foorumit - Fotod & dokumendid/Photos & documents
    ...and of course you're welcome to ask your questions directly in this forum: www.wehrmacht.pri.ee - Pealeht

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    Oh, and there's good news regarding to England as well: it was in today's news that Estonian Navy's and Estonian Maritime Museum's search group found 3 British ships that went to the bottom of Baltic Sea during Estonian Liberation War 1918-1920, near island Saaremaa. There's the link: Miinijahtija Ugandi leidis Vabadussõjas hukkunud Briti sõjalaevad - DELFI Maybe Google Translator will help you.

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    Quote by gnadenlose View Post
    Oh, and there's good news regarding to England as well: it was in today's news that Estonian Navy's and Estonian Maritime Museum's search group found 3 British ships that went to the bottom of Baltic Sea during Estonian Liberation War 1918-1920, near island Saaremaa. There's the link: Miinijahtija Ugandi leidis Vabadussõjas hukkunud Briti sõjalaevad - DELFI Maybe Google Translator will help you.
    That is excellent news , well done to the Estonians For those who don't know the British and Estonian Navies assisted each other many times over the years and at the Estonian Maritime museum in Tallinn is a commemoration plaque to British Admirals and sailors.

    Many of the Estonian Islands have small graveyards of British Naval personel particulary from the Baltic Naval campaign of 1854/55
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks for replying Gnadenlose, very interesting Estonian links, Dave.

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    Dave. There´s not much, good, clear photos of equipment in wear. Up to the 1940 there were still also WWI British and US uniforms/equipment being worn. I have seen few early pictures of greatcoat being worn bandoleer style. Later it was mainly fastened over the rucksack. That does not mean it was now practiced I guess. Estonians copied few things from the British. Leathergoods carry mainly K.V.S.T markings (Kaitseväe sadulsepa töökoda- Defence force saddlery workshop) and a bow and arrow (that can be seen on clothing also).
    Here´s Estonian made frog for the Lee Enfield and a British style canteen harness. Harness is made using WWI British surplus materials.
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    Newer seen such a excellent condition Estonian made Enfield bayo frog. Very scarce item. Thanks for sharing, Kas
    Regards,
    Dimas

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