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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:02 pm 
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BedsnHerts wrote:
Very nice. You just need to get a WW2 type Scho Ka Kola tin instead of the modern one. :D


They were the same tbh mate, the only difference was the date on front of the lid but that can easily be painted
on, just got to get round to it :D

BedsnHerts wrote:
After having spend an age and a small fortune amassing various period breadbag bits n bobs , I was a bit downhearted when I showed them to a vet who said: "We never had any of that stuff at the front. Where were we supposed to get it from"


Yes i can see there were scarce items at the front especially late War but personal items were mostly sent from home or
bought from camp shops when stationed in a barrack facility then kept and brought along with them especially luxury items,
as for soap etc that was issued quite regularly until late War.

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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:32 pm 
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Modern Scho-Ka-Kola tins are nothing at all like they were in the 1930's and 40's. Here are two originals and the Ostfront replica from my collection. One is a 1941 tin for military use and the other a prewar/wartime commercial tin. Not similar at all. I use the replica for re-enacting. I've placed modern pieces inside and sealed all 3 with black electrical tape, which is similar to the black tape they were originally sealed with. However original chocolate was one piece that you snapped into the segments, with the horse logo in the middle. Wrapped in a brown cellophane type wrapper. Detailed info in the Wehrmacht Ration book.


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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Konzert-Meister wrote:
Modern Scho-Ka-Kola tins are nothing at all like they were in the 1930's and 40's. Here are two originals and the Ostfront replica from my collection. One is a 1941 tin for military use and the other a prewar/wartime commercial tin. Not similar at all. I use the replica for re-enacting. I've placed modern pieces inside and sealed all 3 with black electrical tape, which is similar to the black tape they were originally sealed with. However original chocolate was one piece that you snapped into the segments, with the horse logo in the middle. Wrapped in a brown cellophane type wrapper. Detailed info in the Wehrmacht Ration book.


Fair play, thanks for correcting me Konzert Meister, i was sure i saw a pic of a red and white Scho-Ka-Kola tin except with a
Wartime date in the "Deutsche Soldaten book" by Agustin Saiz ??, it appears i was mistaken, now 2nd thing on your list, the
repro tins, where from ?? as i like to get things spot on :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:51 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Repro-German-WW ... 232f126bfd

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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:17 pm 
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Konzert-Meister wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Repro-German-WW2-DRK-Red-Cross-Chocolate-Ration-Tin-/151113591805?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232f126bfd


Wunderbar :D
Thanks for the link Konzert Meister, i will order one today, i couldn't find "Ostfront's" actual
website, just a blank page, maybe they've moved ??

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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:24 pm 
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As far as I'm aware he just works from ebay now.

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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:40 pm 
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I have two originals for sale:

A very rare Mauxion Adler one - £50
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and a Hildebrand "hybrid" one in excellent condition - £40
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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:38 pm 
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Thanks for showing your tins Beds'n Herts, i will definately have a think about buying one :wink:

Cheers Peiper

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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:08 pm 
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IMHO an amazing collection, well done you guys. I' m busy copying most of what you guys have so I own up to that and hold my head in shame. Lol


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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:38 am 
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Out of curiosity the Ostfront repro tin above is labelled for the German Red Cross. Would that be general issue to the troops then?

I know the Red Cross sent parcels to POW camps etc and it's not unreasonable to assume that some would have found their way to the front lines.

Would certainly look better than a modern tin anyway...


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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:07 pm 
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Great thread.
I enjoy finding out information regarding personal items and it is something I also need to improve on. It helps give a great impression on what kind of person you are portraying. Not everyone goes into such detail but to me I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:26 pm 
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soldat44 wrote:
IMHO an amazing collection, well done you guys. I' m busy copying most of what you guys have so I own up to that and hold my head in shame. Lol


No probs bud :wink:
Glad you liked the pics, thats why i post mine anyway to help and maybe give people
some ideas for their own portrayals, here's another one ive dug out with all original
WW2 items, even the comb lol

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 Post subject: Re: My breadbag items.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Bread bag items updated with a couple of new bits including
the bread bag itself which is original :wink:

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