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Steel M42 ammo cases saved from junkyard

Article about: Hi All - brand new pick-ups - saved last minute from being crushed at the junkyard - both are dated 1943: Sand/yellow Gelb paint with medic red cross(??) - does anyone know more about these?

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    Hi All - brand new pick-ups - saved last minute from being crushed at the junkyard - both are dated 1943:

    Sand/yellow Gelb paint with medic red cross(??) - does anyone know more about these? The red paint looks original to me...
    The marking is not clear to me on this photo: maybe "Wa 43" (?)
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    Also this one - also seems to have original paint - maybe panzer grau?
    Marking is: "bzt 43" (?)
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    Both look in great condition, black rubber seal and the leather grips are present on both - cost me 60EU for both.

    Cheers,
    Fabe

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    Some more nice items for your collection, Fabe !

    I think the second box is coded 'bzl' which may mean that it is a product of the Siemens-Werk at Vienna ( a facility which is still in existence, manufacturing railway rolling stock ).

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    these were often used by medics to carry their bits in.

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    Very nice Fabe , the medics is a real find , as Harry says they were used to carry all sorts of kit !
    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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    THX everyone - I'll make better pics on Friday.

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    Great save ! Two really nice ammo boxes .

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