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Would anyone have any imformation regarding small spades (probably for back pack )is in the style of a german spade (round ball handle, german writing on shaft) dated 1941 and yet stamped with goverment arrow . :coffee:

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It's not swiss is it? There were a load being sold by an army surplus guy a while back, spade had a leather cover, short handle with small wooden ball on end. Havent got a picture of the one I bought handy at the moment.

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1939 pattern Britsh spade as used by the BEF

If you look in "The World War 2 Tommy" book by Martin Brayley and Richard Ingram, the spade and carrier are shown on page 22/23.

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