M31 breadbag – 0/0765/03??
The breadbag or “m31 Brotbeutel” was one of the most integral parts in the individual Wehrmacht soldiers equipment. It contained mainly ration items and next to that it held the canteen and the messkit. It is a single compartment equipment sack and it closes with leather straps and buttons. The early versions have mostly aluminium hardware and leather reinforcements on the carrying loops. As the war progressed “luxurious” details like this where omitted. A lot of variations exist and one could easily start a specialized collection with breadbags only.
Leather: Smooth blackened leather
Markings: RBNr. 0/0765/03??
Year: Most likely 1943 or 1944
Hardware: Blue painted steel, stamped steel buttons
Notes: The reinforcement parts for the secondary D-rings on the back are made out of canvas in stead of leather as usual. See the last picture
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F. Suijkerbuijk Collection