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What is the true use for this german cloth bag?

Article about: Over the years I have been collecting I have been told by a number of other collectors that the cloth bag I have in the first photos is for carrying a spare gas mask filter. I have a number

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    Default What is the true use for this german cloth bag?

    Over the years I have been collecting I have been told by a number of other collectors that the cloth bag I have in the first photos is for carrying a spare gas mask filter. I have a number of these bags and they never really struck me as being correct for a gas mask filter because of the squarish construction. A few years ago I went to a private house call where the person had a number of items for sale that they had collected straight after the Occupation of our Island. One of the items was one of these cloth bags with a bakelite karbid container inside..... exactly how the chap had found it.
    Recently I purchased the 2nd cloth bag you can see in the photos, this one came with a gas mask filter in it..... again something that had been together for the whole time the previous owner had had it. It seems like a filter fits this bag far better than the first bag but I really don't know if this is correct. Does anyone know for sure, are they featured in a book,photo or manual. Any help is much appreciated.
    All the best from Jersey,
    D.
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    Default Re: What is the true use for this german cloth bag?

    Hi

    I always thought it was for the gas mask filter but it looks like it was used as a multi functional bag.

    If its not a rhetorical question and is a quiz then.................

    I reckon ghey were used for...........

    Putting your sandwiches in ?


    cheers

    Tony

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    Default Re: What is the true use for this german cloth bag?

    Joking apart, I don't actually know the real answer, sorry. Hopefully some one else might. I have never seen a manual with this item in either.

    cheers

    Tony

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    Default Re: What is the true use for this german cloth bag?

    The first bag is a bag for the "ersatz" or Kriegsmarine filter.....

    These are also used by U-boat crews (I heared this but have no proof of it)







    The lower one is a dust filter !

    Explanation can be found on my site : MP44.nl - German Uniforms and Equipment - Gasmaske





    Tom
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    Default Re: What is the true use for this german cloth bag?

    Never knew that Tom...................cheers

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