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A study of breadbags throughout the war

Article about: Hi all, I thought I might do a photographic study for the forum on the various types of breadbags one might come across so I unpacked mine and snapped a few pictures. JPhilippe’s great book

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    geese dan you have kicked some goals today for me. this is a great thread.
    I've been looking at getting a bread bag, at some point. this thread will come in handy.
    cheers mark.

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    And lest I forget the breadbag strap!!

    Several of them are shown here coiled up
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    ....and laid out flat. As can be seen, there are differences in length ( even with the adjustment buckle the same position )
    From the top down are - tropical, Luftwaffe, early war, mid war and field police.
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    Details of the makers can often be found clearer on the straps than the bags!!
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    regards, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Excellent thread Dan, makes me want to add one to my collection !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Great work Dan ! and reference to learn about them thanks for the thread. timoth

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    great post Dan.good info.

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    Excellent info !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Great thread!

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Ah I forgot this one ....

    This tired old bag is a reminder to me not to be too hasty when buying online - I was lured by the unit stamp on the flap but failed to recognize the telltale signs! Look at the straps - if you see curly straps in a photo forget the bag - the leather has gone to God .... all fried up and crispy, never to be softened.... lucky it was only a tenner

    A lesson for old and young!

    Cheers, Dan

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    Leather can be softened with vaseline - apply vaseline and massage into the leather - repeat few as needed and it will be fine.
    I rescued few straps that way. Some recommended applying vaseline and wrapping the leather with tissue.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Great thread......

    here a few of mine to add to this nice thread you should be able to determine them now with the help of Dan's examples



    btw, a nice, pretty unknown one, dated 1940 (these examples only exist of these particular maker a.f.a.i.k.)







    Tom

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    Thanks Tom!
    Always a pleasure to see your vast selection of equipment.
    Something I aspire to.

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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