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Article about: Like most people I’ve dug up loads of tin cans. Some are obviously DDR (useful having an Ostdeutsch girlfriend to recognise some). But I’m sure some may be Wehrmacht. Am I correct in thi

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    Like most people I’ve dug up loads of tin cans. Some are obviously DDR (useful having an Ostdeutsch girlfriend to recognise some). But I’m sure some may be Wehrmacht. Am I correct in thinking that they are unlikely to have stamps? If so, any tips on identifying WW2 era tins?
    Thanks

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    Are you talking those oval fish cans??? if so, I've never seen any ( probably were on a long disappeared paper label )
    " I used to be indecisive but now I'm not quite sure "

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    The link below is to a living history page, but it shows some original Wehrmacht tins. The oval fish tins "Fischkonserve" were part of the iron ration and these are usually marked.

    The Full Iron Ration / der Erste Zug
    Last edited by BlackCat1982; 11-19-2020 at 12:06 PM. Reason: typo

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    Indeed they are often marked with short manufacturer codes, sometimes also dates. I've shown a few examples here: Exploring the Arctic battlefields of northern Finland

    Jim Pool's "Rations of the German Wehrmacht in World War II" includes quite a few of these as well - unfortunately I don't have the book myself.

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