They look great all together
Thanks for showing them.
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Hi Eric, I assume these were used in the North Afrika theatre ??? or Tropical .....
Very nice,I have not seen the 18 liter one before.
That's a nice "family"....I also do own one, the 5 liter with tan paint...
The only time i've seen the 18 liter can on a period photo, it was strapped at the rear of a german vehicle. If i remember well, it was on a photo published in the late "Panzer Voran" magazine showing troops in Italy...
"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)
Never seen 18 liter before. Nice collection! I do not belive these cans were produced and used only in Afrika (DAK). Actually there are still pretty many of these 5 and 10 liter cans for sell in Germany and they are not too rare.
Thanks for posting closeups of the carrying straps. I've got an 18 liter as well, but no carrying stripes. Plus the "Trinkwasser 18 l" markings have been scrubbed away by the previous owner.
Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.
You just gotta love those cans
The straps are indeed very difficult to find for those 18 L cans.... fortunately I got a few sets spare
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