Great item! I have a canteen with similar writing and dates.
We often forget about these men.....
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
A Museum piece, for sure! Excellent find!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Very nice group of items.
Considering the name and the coat of arms engraved on this messkit, this soldier might have been Hungarian...
"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)
definite a Hungarian,wonder when he was captured and where....Stalingrad ?
Personalized, art work are always interesting and often tell a story. timothy
Very interesting and evocative items, thanks for showing them.