Very interesting. Am I reading the letter correctly? Does it say it is made of paper?
That is what the letter claims
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.
Thank You, one of the missing words is Dugout and another is Poor Old Fritz
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.
Thank You!!! Great Items
Thanks for showing that museum cover I've a thought the bag maybe British? I'd love to see it one day for myself.