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    I start this thread with a niche topic: personal effects of the german infantryman during WW2. The items I'll post are mainly dug, but if you have more things to add you're welcome

    metal razor, found in a gebirgsjäger camp



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    bakelite razor



    aluminium soap box





    bakelite butterdose (I'm looking for an orange one for my collection! )




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    Hi Matt , very nice collection of personal items , im starting to get interested more in these myself , they show another side of life for the combat soldier , looking forward to seeing more , cheers Raymond

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    Here is a bar of Heer issue soap. Found on the Channel Islands many years ago.

    The soap is quite course and gritty in texture.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Small private purchase sewing kit. Retailed under the name of the "Comrades help"

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Wartime "Scho Ka Kola" chocolate tin and original contents.

    Even though the chocolate is now white with age it still smells really good!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Wartime Dutch cigarettes made from home grown tabacco.

    People were encouraged to grow tabacco at home; they then sold the leaves to a the company to make this "Amateur Cigarettes" brand.

    Still full and unopened. I often wonder how things like this survive? Tabacco was a very valueable product in 1945 and became better than money in many European countries ravaged by war.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Great collection Adrian , i would say there wouldnt be many blocks of the soap around today , you mention its quite corse and gritty , i remember as a kid we had soap like that it was called sand soap, i remember getting scrubed with , not the greatest . cheers mate Raymond

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    I beg them smokes would be strong Ade (but not as strong as them Russian one you had a Muckleburgh)
    Ben

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    Some eating irons.

    Hi Raymond, I think this was a multi purpose soap that you could use on the body as well as on clothes.

    Hi Ben, Lez still has a few Russian smokes which she keeps for use at shows.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Nice collection Ade.

    Cheers

    Ian

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