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Hello all,

This is a bit of a longshot.

I found a battered German drinking cup on the riverbed, marked HRE/37. It has two line marks, one for 1/4 liter and another one at approximately 1/8 liter. Bog standard so far.

What puzzles me is that there is a roughly scratched "R" sitting above the 1/4 line and a barely visible "A" above the 1/8 line (but this one could be an artefact).

Does anyone have any idea about their meaning?

Or was it just Gefreiter Rudolf, bored and tired of having his canteen stolen by Gefreiter Fritz, scratching his initial on the cup?

Thanks in advance.

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On 6/3/2020 at 2:53 PM, Bonehammer said:

Hello all,

This is a bit of a longshot.

I found a battered German drinking cup on the riverbed, marked HRE/37. It has two line marks, one for 1/4 liter and another one at approximately 1/8 liter. Bog standard so far.

What puzzles me is that there is a roughly scratched "R" sitting above the 1/4 line and a barely visible "A" above the 1/8 line (but this one could be an artefact).

Does anyone have any idea about their meaning?

Or was it just Gefreiter Rudolf, bored and tired of having his canteen stolen by Gefreiter Fritz, scratching his initial on the cup?

Thanks in advance.

 

If no-one on here can help you, you might try WW2 talk   http://ww2talk.com/index.php  They do have forums for military equipment, so there might be someone there could help.

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