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Article about: Giorgos, Do you think that the original one is No 6 and then, during the resitence, the user lost the stopper and creteed one out of wood? Or that the British manufactured and sold or gave t

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    Question More help to identify WWII items ..

    Hi everybody!

    I have the difficult job to find out

    ]what is all this WWII stuff,
    what they were used for and
    which army did they belong to...

    But I am a girl and I have no relation to army at all..

    So I wil appreciate any hints on thsese items, that could lead my research...

    Any knowledge is welcome!

    Thanx very much in advance!!!!

    Best Regards
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    Quote by Belgrade View Post
    Hi everybody!

    I have the difficult job to find out

    ]what is all this WWII stuff,
    what they were used for and
    which army did they belong to...

    But I am a girl and I have no relation to army at all..

    So I wil appreciate any hints on thsese items, that could lead my research...

    Any knowledge is welcome!

    Thanx very much in advance!!!!

    Best Regards
    1. Unknown helmet
    2. Unknown Ammunition box
    3. Unknown(German?) Bayonet
    4. British Mills Grenade
    5. Unknown messkit
    6. British Water Bottle
    7. British P-1944(?) water bottle, need more pictures of this to be able to identify.
    8. German gas mask pouch
    9. British Ammunition pouch
    10. British water bottle

    I am not quite sure but i think it is all ww2 period items.

    Good luck on your research!
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Hello, the helmet looks to be a ships gunners helmet, poss american, the two water bottles covered in khaki wool appear to be british water bottles, poss ww2 era,the grenade is a mills no/36, and i hope is inert, the long pouch with brass studs is a ammunition pouch from the british 37 webbing, as for the other items , i leave them to other members to identify, regards dave

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    Hi Belgrade
    Running from the top down the left as looking, then top to bottom right you have the following.

    Pic 1 Top left.........? Swiss army helmet
    Pic 2 ..................? WW2 German Kar98 bayonet
    Pic 3...................?
    Pic 4...................? WW2 Russian waterbottle
    Pic 5...................British army 1937 Pattern Universal Ammunition Pouch, Mk1 (Identified by the loops in the top cover)
    Pic 6 Top Right.......?
    Pic 7................... British Mills HE Hand Grenade
    Pic 8...................British 1937 pattern waterbottle
    Pic 9...................WW2 German GasCape, (GasPlanne), bag
    Pic 10...................British 1937 pattern water bottle, (with, what appears to be, a replacement stopper cork in it. The corks were not normally this large - see pic 8, which still has the original stopper in it)

    Hope that this is of some help. If I am wrong on anything, I am sure that someone else on the forums will correct me.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Quote by colletorww2 View Post
    1. Unknown helmet
    2. Unknown Ammunition box
    3. Unknown(German?) Bayonet
    4. British Mills Grenade
    5. Unknown messkit
    6. British Water Bottle
    7. British P-1944(?) water bottle, need more pictures of this to be able to identify.
    8. German gas mask pouch
    9. British Ammunition pouch
    10. British water bottle

    I am not quite sure but i think it is all ww2 period items.

    Good luck on your research!
    Hi Vegar

    The item that you have tentatively identified as ? British 1944 ptn waterbottle is not one mate. The 44ptn w/bottle has a FLAT bottom to it and is very similar in shape to the current issue black plastic one.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Hi!

    The first helmet is a Greek WW2 era M34/39, but it's in relic condition. It's missing its liner and chinstrap, plus it has been postwar repainted with a glossy paint.

    About water bottles 6 and 10: No 6 is a British/Commonwealth one, but No 10 is a post war Greek one (Civil war-50's). You can tell by the wooden stopper!

    Regards, Giorgos
    Last edited by gi0rgos p; 08-30-2010 at 01:20 PM. Reason: typos...

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    I agree with giorgos about the helmet. It is a WWII Greek combat helmet. It is just a repainted shell with very little value though-

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    Had again a look at water bottle No 7 and from what I can see, judging by the cork and chain, it looks like a Greek ww2 era one, but missing its felt cover. I could take some pics of mine for comparison if you like.

    Regards, Giorgos

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    So,

    could the canteen cup (No5) be a german WWII one?

    And the water bottle (No 7) could it be a greek one? It looks a lot like a russian WWII, but there is not aby stamp to indicate so...

    thanx a lot!

    More items are coming

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    The donor believes the same thing!

    So, if you could take a picture of one of yours it would be great!

    thanx a lot!

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