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  • Breadbag, M1887: German

    Breadbag, M1887: German

    (Equipment)

    EQU 4820

    The soldier's standard personal haversack for carrying eating utensils, rations, and personal effects. This particular example has the man's name artisticly penned to the inside of the bag.

  • Waterbottle, M1893 (with ersatz cover): German

    Waterbottle, M1893 (with ersatz cover): German

    (Equipment)

    EQU 4811

    Following wartime emergency measures that were brought in to expedite production and rationalize costs, the 1893 pattern bottle was re-introduced to replace manufacture of the more costly 1907 pattern that was made of aluminium. Whereas covers were...

  • Breadbag, M1887: German

    Breadbag, M1887: German

    part of "Personal equipment: Imperial German (Prussian) Infantryman c1914" (Equipment)

    EQU 3800.3

    Small haversack style breadbag of grey heavy-duty canvas, worn suspended from the soldier’s waist belt. The breadbag features a large pocket divided into two and has a single large flap closure. This flap has two short leather straps sewn the underside...

  • Boots (ankle length), M1893: Imperial German

    Boots (ankle length), M1893: Imperial German

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13893

    Pair of brown leather side-laced ankle length boots with leather soles. The soles are metal studded and the heels have steel horseshoes.

  • Bandolier, cloth (for rifle ammunition): Imperial German

    Bandolier, cloth (for rifle ammunition): Imperial German

    (Equipment)

    EQU 4816

    Rifle ammunition bandoliers of cloth were used by both British and German soldiers during the First World War, and were a cheap and disposable means of being able to supplement their individual carrying capacity beyond the load carried in normal issue...

  • scabbard for sword bayonet Model 1898 [second type]

    scabbard for sword bayonet Model 1898 [second type]

    part of "Infanterie-Seitengewehr 98 nA. with scabbard and belt frog" (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Erfurt

    WEA 175.2

    scabbard for sword bayonet Model 1898 [second type]

  • Boots, M1866 Marschstiefel (tan)

    Boots, M1866 Marschstiefel (tan)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12208

    Standard Imperial German Army field service marching boots, blackened by universal order from 1915.

  • trench club, morning star type

    trench club, morning star type

    part of "trench club, morning star type" (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: F Kottenhoff, Gevelsberg, Germany

    WEA 2208.1

    Trench club with wooden handle connected to a tightly coiled steel spring and 5-pointed head on a hook

  • Nur die Ruhe kann es Machen

    Nur die Ruhe kann es Machen

    (posters) Made by: Distling, E (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 6455

    whole: the image occupies the majority, held within a black border. The title and text are separate and positioned in the lower quarter, in white, set against a black background. image: a battlefield scene, with a British tank under attack from German...

  • THE USE OF GAS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1915

    THE USE OF GAS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1915

    part of "RUTER E H COLLECTION" (photographs) 1915

    Q 51110

    German soldiers from 27th Infantry Regiment are seen wearing early versions of gas masks on the Western Front in 1915, the year poison gases were first employed in warfare.

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