here come the pics for my Essenbehalter. They were hot food containers used to carry prepared food such a soup etc from the field kitchens to the front lines. The blokes how did the carrying were called essentrager.
This example is complete with the inside cannister that is removeable for cleaning, laddle in the inside of the lid and later war webbing straps.....I saw it and thought WOOF!
The cannister is dated 1942 and maker marked CCZ.
The straps are marked gyb 1944.
being greedy i also took the spare straps dated 1944 and marked JME.
I do own two of those. one is bare metal, the other is tan painted...great items....but i'm still looking for carrying straps...nice spare straps (eheheh)
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
You are so lucky they are so hard to find one here in the US.
been looking for one.
Very nice example !!!
And including the ladle.... it took me years to find one.... now I have 2
(I'm now looking for a tan one to put the ladle in
Here some pictures of mine with the straps (leather and webbing)... there also exist full leather straps but haven't been able to find a set (only loose ones)
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