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BITS & BOBS WEEK

BITS & BOBS WEEK

This week at Ack-Ack Militaria we examine a diverse range of older and newer ww2 items from different categories of stock.
Items will be listed over the weekend, so keep checking in.
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Code: 468

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WW2 British ‘Respirator, Anti-Gas, Light’ Storage Corks.

WW2 British ‘Respirator, Anti-Gas, Light’ Storage Corks.

Rare and often found missing today, a pair of Lightweight Respirator storage corks to prevent water, moisture and dust entering the new compact filter. When not in use the plugs were carried in the haversack carrier and secured by passing the tape under the flap of the anti-dim pocket.

Generally missing from all but the most advanced collections.

Broad arrow marked...  read more

Code: 8

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WW2 Pattern, British, Royal Armoured Corps Holster with Cleaning Rod.

WW2 Pattern, British, Royal Armoured Corps Holster with Cleaning Rod.

These holsters were specially designed for wear whilst seated in the confined space of an armoured fighting vehicle or tank. The holster has an open top, like those found in the 'Wild West' with a web strap across the top to prevent the revolver from falling out. A series of web loops holds storage for six spare cartridges with the addition of a web 'sheath' to the side to hold a cleaning rod, ...  read more

Code: 475

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WW2 British, Orange Tinted Goggles with Storage Box.

WW2 British, Orange Tinted Goggles with Storage Box.

Goggles with clear and tinted lenses were issued to despatch riders, drivers and some tank crew. Most, as with these, could be folded in the centre in order for them to be inserted into it container/box.
The outer edges have a leather edging to prevent glare and also kept the wing and dust off the eye, with tinted glass helped to relieve eye strain.
Showing signs of eye but still...  read more

Code: 474

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WW2 British ‘1939 Pattern’, ‘Dunkirk Period’, Entrenching Tool with Repro’ Cover, 1940.

WW2 British ‘1939 Pattern’, ‘Dunkirk Period’, Entrenching Tool with Repro’ Cover, 1940.

A nice example of this getting harder to find 1939 Pattern entrenching tool, date stamped 1940. It was based on the German shovel issued to the German army in WWI, featuring a ‘Linnemann’ style square blade with a short wooden handle. The entrenching tools comes with reproduction web carrier that covers the blade completely, with a web strap that connects around the handle fastening to a brass ...  read more

Code: 473

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United States Marine Corps, Officers, ‘Tropical’ Peaked Cap.

United States Marine Corps, Officers, ‘Tropical’ Peaked Cap.

A nice 'salty' example of a USMC, officers, Tropical, peaked cap.

Named to Lieutenant H. Allan Wright and retaining its Eagle and Anchor badge.

Worthy of further research, however, we believe that this may have belonged to HENRY A. WRIGHT, 2LT, USMC, killed in action on February 6, 1968 by small arms fire from North Vietnamese forces. He was a platoon commander wit...  read more

Code: 472

160.00 GBP

WW2 British, Ground Sheet, 1943.

WW2 British, Ground Sheet, 1943.

A nice supple example of the British rubberised ground sheet manufactured in 1943 by T.R.W.
The ground sheet was made of waterproofed canvas in a variety of khaki shades. Early examples, such as this, have metal grommets around the edges (later examples being just punched holes) in order to allow fastening cords to make capes or shelters.
The standard dimension was 6’ long by 3’6”...  read more

Code: 471

Reserved

WW2 British, Toggle Rope (2).

WW2 British, Toggle Rope (2).

A good example of the British Army toggle rope, most associated with Airborne and Commando personnel. They consist of a 6’6” length of rope, varied from ¾ to 1 inch thick, with a sliced loop at one end and a wooden ‘toggle’ at the other. They were a general-purpose item that could be used for pulling carts and other vehicles or to make longer scaling ropes.
In good order with signs of on...  read more

Code: 470

85.00 GBP

WW2 British, Toggle Rope (1).

WW2 British, Toggle Rope (1).

A good example of the British Army toggle rope, most associated with Airborne and Commando personnel. They consist of a 6’6” length of rope, varied from ¾ to 1 inch thick, with a sliced loop at one end and a wooden ‘toggle’ at the other. They were a general-purpose item that could be used for pulling carts and other vehicles or to make longer scaling ropes.
We believe this example to be ...  read more

Code: 469

95.00 GBP

Operation Market Garden 'Then and Now', Volumes 1 & 2, Veteran Signed.

Operation Market Garden 'Then and Now', Volumes 1 & 2, Veteran Signed.

Operation Market Garden, Volumes 1 & 2, containing 11 signatures of veterans collected by myself during the Arnhem 65th anniversary.
Sad to say many of these brave and modest men will no longer be with us.
This would make a fantastic research project.
Hardcover
2002
ISBN: 9781870067478  read more

Code: 464

160.00 GBP