German Brotbeutel (bread bag / haversack) from before the war

GERMAN WWI HAVERSACK
GERMAN WWI HAVERSACK
 
Brotbeutel
Brotbeutel
 
German Brotbeutel
German Brotbeutel
 


German Brotbeutel
German Brotbeutel
 
Brotbeutel strap
Brotbeutel strap
 


Very nice example of the pre-war German Brotbeutel with brass hook and buttons. One of the buttons was missing and the owner fixed this with safety-pin (holes still visible).

Stamps on the German Brotbeutel
Stamps on the German Brotbeutel
 
Marks of Infanterie-Regiment von der Marwitz (8. Pommersches) Nr.61
Marks of Infanterie-Regiment von der Marwitz (8. Pommersches) Nr.61
 


A view of the Brotbeutel marks of Infanterie Regiment von der Marwitz (8. Pommersches) Nr.61. In 1912 this haversack was assigned to the M.G.K – Maschinengeweh Kompanie of this regiment. The Infanterie-Regiment Nr.61 was located in Thorn (Toruń).

German WWI Brotbeutel
German WWI Brotbeutel
 
Bread bag strap
Bread bag strap
 


There were two methods of carrying the bread bag. The bread bag could be suspended from the shoulder with strap attached to the rings on the bread bag back or directly engaged on the belt with two canvas loops and hook.


During the war the bread bag strap was worn as a support of the ammunition pouches. – This was very popular among soldiers.

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