Original U.S. WWI WWII Mixed Field Gear Belt Rig
Original Items: Only One Set Available. This is a fantastic array of both WWI and WWII items which appears to have been put together for display purposes. All items are in wonderful condition and are presented without any extensive wear or damage.
The United States Army in World War II had a distinct advantage over the Axis when it came to equipment. Both in terms of quality and quantity the power of American industry kept the GI’s well supplied.
For a Soldier, equipment is a matter of survival. Even something as simple as a button can make the difference between victory and defeat if it fails to function properly at the wrong time. For this reason Soldiers have a strong tendency to become attached to equipment they like, and to modify or discard equipment they find unreliable or useless. Among the Infantry, who have to carry their equipment wherever they go, this tendency is even stronger.
Soldiers must carry everything they need for combat operations with them at all times. Individual load carrying equipment is designed to allow the Soldier to carry a basic load of ammunition, food, water, and first-aid gear. The exact make-up of this load varies from conflict to conflict. In more modern times the load has grown to include additional equipment such as gas masks, maps, compasses, and radios. Because of the cost of replacing equipment for Soldiers is high, equipment is usually replaced in phases, with front-line troops receiving the new equipment first. Support units typically receive equipment later as older equipment wears out or becomes obsolete. Because of this, Soldiers in World War II went to war using several different versions of the basic load bearing gear.
The Items Present:
- WWI M1910 Dismounted Cartridge Belt
- WWII Medkit With Unopened Carlisle Bandage
- WWII Load Bearing Suspenders Dated 1944
- WWII Pick Mattock and Cover
All items come more than ready for further research and display.
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