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WW1 GERMAN BREAD BAG, 1887
Part of German soldiers equipment and attached to leather belt or on a leather shoulder strap during WW1
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- WWI German bread bags never had two leather strips on the cover flap. Prior to 1917, the leather harness of the canteen could be passed through the strip to keep the canteen from bouncing. In 1917 and new shorter harness was introduced and the canteen could no longer be attached to this strip. A second leather strip was added after WWI.
.......... Chip Minx, Kansas City, MO, 2nd of July 2016
- The fillet in the middle wears a little clamp. It had to hook on the belt to carry the weight of the content. The buttons on the outer fillets used to rupture, if the Brotbeutel was stuffed.
The Brotbeutel used to have two leather loops on its flap. On the left the mess tin was attached, on the right the water bottle.
.......... Claus Mayer, Schweinfurt, Germany, 17th of November 2014