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Hand powered flashlights used by Polish soldiers?

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    Does anyone have any info on the possible issue and use of hand powered dynamo flashlights by Polish soldiers? I found this photo on the Internet and I remember my father had one.

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    See the middle of this Polish soldier's kit for the dynamo flashlight.

    I have read that Allied soldiers did pick these up in Holland during the war. However in the photo it appears to be part of the soldier's kit.

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    This is a 1942 Phillips model. These were appropriated by the Germans and issued to the Wehrmacht.

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    This is a 1944 Genes model - anyone know anything about it?

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    Is there any info on these or a place to get spare parts?Click image for larger version. 

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    Was this the WWII equivalent of today's battery-less wind-up torch
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