Some time ago someone asked me if the KatKat was wrapped in aluminium foil or something else during the Second World War. Well my answer was, in greaseproof paper, because the aluminium was used i.e. for the plane industry. So this question made me think of writing this "How to wrap your KitKat" article.
Here I will explain how to assemble the 24 hour Ration box, which comes as a flat pack with the post. So you can use it in the field or show it on display.
The wartime box of Knäckebrot has a different size than the Knäkebröd boxes now-a-days. It’s because the Knäckebrot itself was of a different size, then and now. During the war the size of a Knäckebrot was approximately 130 x 100 x 6 mm and the modern ones are of approximately 117 x 63 x 6 mm (In[...]Tags: Food, German, Knäckebrot, Ration
Again a quite simple thing to do. This time we are going to make a German File Binder. One with a wartime LEITZ label. What Do we need? – 1 File Binder, A4, covered in black marble paper. – 1 Repro spine label – Some glue or glue spray [box style=”rounded” border=”full” icon=”empty”]The Leitz binders[...]
Well, this time we are going to assemble a tin of Nescafé. With this step by step “How to”, I will explain how you can do it. One of the most easiest things to do. Step 1 The materials: – 1 Nescafé label (A British or German one from the shop) – 1 Pot of instant[...]
After writing about how to date a WWII US cigarette pack I thought it would be nice to write something about how to make a dummy cigarette pack yourself. Here I will explain step by step how to make one. Step 1 First you need the materials to make one. Of course you need a[...]
Last year, in December, I wrote an article about Lucky Strike cigarettes and an article about Camel cigarettes. Some time ago someone asked me how I could tell a cigarette pack was wartime dated. Tax stamps Well, most US cigarette packs have a blue tax stamp on the top. And on that tax stamp there[...]
Have you often wondered what it might have been like to actually live in the past? Historical re-enacting gives you that chance. Becoming a historical re-enactor requires an unquenchable thirst for history and an abiding patience with uncomfortable accommodations and ridiculous outfits. Short of actually traveling back in time, however, there is no better way[...]
During a wartime event at Pickering (UK) in 2002, in the train from Pickering to Goathland, someone asked me where I came from (presuming I wasn’t British because of my accent), I said to him: “I just came from my Commando training at Scotland and I am on my way to my unit to go[...]
I just started a new section on my website called “How to…”. In this section I want to write or explain a bit more about Paperwork and how to fill those in yourself, and all what comes to it, i.e.: [box style=”rounded” border=”full” icon=”none”]• How to fill in your Army Service and Pay book… •[...]Tags: Paperwork, Repro, Reproduction, Tips