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Artillery shell tube used as a medic kit

Sun Nov 11, 2012 06:35

I picked this up a few years ago from an old time collector. He claims that he never added to it or changed anything. The cardboard tube was for a 155mm artillery shell, and the strap is a litter strap.
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Re: Artillery shell tube used as a medic kit

Mon Nov 26, 2012 18:02

I remember an ongoing discussion about a similar object with red cross markings on the tube ends being carried ashore on the Normandy landings.

I think the conclusion at the time was that a mortar shell case was being used and some one found a packing list.

The attached strap looks to be a litter carrying strap but I can't tell how it is affixed to the tube.

I can't remember the title of the thread at the moment. May come back or I will try a search. Maybe some one else can remember where to link to.

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Re: Artillery shell tube used as a medic kit

Mon Nov 26, 2012 18:09

Interesting label on the large Carlisle dressing. I have normally seen these refered to as 'first aid dressing Carlisle' but this has 'battle dressing. Large Carlisle'.

The term battle dressing and shell dressing I thought was a Brittish or Commonwealth forces term for combined dressings.

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Re: Artillery shell tube used as a medic kit

Tue Nov 27, 2012 06:12

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Re: Artillery shell tube used as a medic kit

Sun Dec 16, 2012 01:08

didn't the Navy version go by "battle dressing"?
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Re: Artillery shell tube used as a medic kit

Sun Dec 16, 2012 16:12

Hi David

I was not aware of the different terminology used for the navy dressings, however to add to the confusion the one in this photo reads 'large battle dressing, ....., US Army'.

I did have a look at my UK dressings and I was wrong. These read 'shell dressing' or 'field dressing' not battle dressing as I thought.

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Re: Artillery shell tube used as a medic kit

Mon Dec 17, 2012 06:16

The US Navy did use the phrase "Battle Dressing" on thier bandages. Plus "Shell Wound Dressing".
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