French_cigarettesOn the internet I purchased an original WWII package of Cigarettes de Troupe. This would be one of the projects I will be working on in the nearby future.

Cigarettes de Troupe was the name that was used by the tobacco company to distinguish the quality of tobacco delivered to the soldiers of the French army, in order to boost the morale of troops during the war. It is known in France for a tobacco brown, a rather bitter taste.
This tobacco no longer exists, but the tobacco company continues to produce Gauloises tobacco type “Corporal”.

During the war you could also find these packs in German possesion.

When the package arrives I will take this into production for the shop.

[stextbox]The pack here on the photo is a Post-war one. Many of those are for sale on the internet as wartime ones. But have a look here under for some more detailed information.[/stextbox]

 

Cigarettes de Troupe (France 1910-1920)
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 0.50 Fr
Producer Régie Française des Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Régie Française des Tabacs
Cigarettes de Troupe (France 1939)
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 0.70 Fr
Producer Régie Française des Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Régie Française des Tabacs
Cigarettes de Troupe
with print at back – NOUVEAUX PRIX 0F 90
France 1940
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 0.90 Fr
Producer Régie Française des Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Régie Française des Tabacs
Cigarettes de Troupe (France 1945)
20 pieces in Soft PackProducer Régie Française des Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Régie Française des Tabacs
Cigarettes de Troupe (France 1950)
20 pieces in Soft PackProducer Régie Française des Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Régie Française des Tabacs

 

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