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WW1 German Sandbag Piece with note from Canadian Soldier

Article about: I found this in the pocket of the WW1 Canadian 2CMR Tunic I posted last week. A small bit of cloth in an envelope with writing on it, I can make most of it out..but some words are faded and

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    Default WW1 German Sandbag Piece with note from Canadian Soldier

    I found this in the pocket of the WW1 Canadian 2CMR Tunic I posted last week.
    A small bit of cloth in an envelope with writing on it, I can make most of it out..but some words are faded and unclear.
    I think it is a neat bit of history, and I love finding this sort of thing.

    Dean O

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    interesting item.

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    Dean
    Very nice item great well defined picture btw. here is close up of my trench bag.

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    Eric

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    Very interesting. Am I reading the letter correctly? Does it say it is made of paper?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    That is what the letter claims

    Dean O

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    Hi Dean, dont know how much of this you can make out, something on the lines of, WE SAVED ONE OF THESE,AND THANKS T YOU WILL ---- IT IS MADE OF PAPER,"HURRAH FOR IRELAND" ---- FRITZ. THEY KINDLY ERECTED THE ---- AND WE WERE ---- IN WHEN I GOT THE BEST BAG. cheers Willie.

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    Thank You, one of the missing words is Dugout and another is Poor Old Fritz

    Great item!!

    Dean

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    This is a piece of Ersatz Papiergarn. It was used as a substitute for cloth and leather. All sorts of things were made from it, sandbags, harness, POW shirts and trousers, gasmask slings, rifle slings, shoulder straps, canteen covers, on and on. I have two German sandbags made from it. One has the original manufacturer's label still on it. It was fashioned into a bag by one of the many hundreds of cottage industries that did hand sewing work.

    CCMJR

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    Thank You!!! Great Items

    Dean O

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    Hi Chip
    Thanks for showing that museum cover I've a thought the bag maybe British? I'd love to see it one day for myself.

    Regards
    Eric

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