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WWII PRISONER OF WAR BLOWER
Developed by prisoners in German camps during World War 2, and used whilst being evacuated from occupied territories after the Normandy landings.
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To produce enough heat to boil water the prisoners used tea from their Red Cross parcels, and dried twigs or other material, ignited in the empty clay lined Klim milk tin. Inside the tin with the handle is a crude fan; turning the handle forced air onto the flame exactly like a Blacksmiths Forge.