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US Army Dog Tags markings

US Army Dog Tags markings

Dog tagS, various markings We are often asked how the dog tags were struck at the time, then small turtoriel on the different strikes existing in time on the plate M1940. Attention, a soldier can be remap his own plates during his war so the typing pattern does not...

Halazone bottles

Halazone bottles

Harvesting flasks It was during a small Sunday walk through the plowing fields of the Carentan sector largely beaten by the rain for long weeks, that were collected on the ground about twenty small bottles of halazone. These small round-shaped or square...

Para strap? No!

A strap for paratrooper? It is clear that in recent times many of these straps are sold with a name such as "portage strap 1st type for paratrooper", it is necessary to restore certain truths. This white or green strap measures exactly 58 centimeters, with a loop at...

British Made equipments

British Made equipments

History... Before the Normandy landings and the beginning of the operations in Europe, the US army has already settled in Britain for several years and has turned the territory into a true advanced base. To meet the needs of military equipment, it faces import...

Numbering of US medical effects

Numbering of US medical effects

Items from WWII era...   It is clear that many medical effects are marketed without determining the right time of manufacture. So, you will find some tricks not to get you hurt. From 1941 to March 1944, all the items are followed by 5 digits (ex: 23080). However,...

Relics of 05/21/2017

Relics of 05/21/2017

Remains of the Battle on the ground Small Sunday walk in Normandy and we still find some small trash dragging on the ground. The bottle contained penicillin while the complete toothbrush is a Park Avenue model from Dupont, made in USA! 73 years later, the traces of...

A night at the Airborne Museum

A night at the Airborne Museum

European night of the Museums Annual and unconditional event for all those animated by cultural passion, the Night of Museums is an event not to be missed. Indeed, one evening in the year and all over the continent, the sites that wish to open their doors free, at...

M1 Garand Ammo. Clips

M1 Garand Ammo. Clips

The M1 Garand: A gun that enters the Legend The clips of 8 Cal.30 cartridges comes to supply the first semi-automatic rifle of the US army: the M1 Garand. The production of these clips was such that most of those produced during the Second World War were actually used...

Elements of German administrative offices

Elements of German administrative offices

Offices in the German army We will never repeat it enough, all military equipment is not necessarily green and does not look like a helmet or a weapon. As evidenced by these two office accessories, there are other witnesses of the Second World War passing more...

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