Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack
Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack
Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack
Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack
Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack
Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack
Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack
Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Commandos Bergen Rucksack

Vintage 1942 WW2 Era British Army Military Commandos Bergen Brown Backpack Rucksack

BAG013

Regular price£345.00 GBP
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This is a Second World War era British Commando 'Bergen' backpack, dated to 1942 via stencil prints to the straps. The British Commandos were an specialist WW2 unit formed to perform clandestine raids again German-occupied Europe. Due to the unique nature of these operations, the soldiers required lighter weaponry than the average soldier, but more specialist kit which resulted in the adoption of the 'Bergen' pack in order to carry this. The Commandos were the first unit to adopt this style of bag, used to carry heavy loads of ammunition, explosives, and other demolition equipment.

The bag is constructed from a 100% heavy-duty cotton canvas, featuring a metal frame in order to fit the backpack high on the back, making it easier to carry a greater weight on the shoulders. The frame also curves around slightly at the front to stabilise the load. The bag features a large interior compartment with a drawstring close and flap cover with adjustable strap closures and an interior pocket to the top flap. Additionally, there are two side pockets and a large front pocket, all with adjustable strap closures. A leather patch is fitted to the upper back in order to reinforce the frame and straps.

CONDITION:
Used and in very good vintage condition with some signs of usage, with a few marks and scuff throughout but is very good condition considering its age of over circa 80 years. This is an iconic bit of kit with tons of life left in it and ready for a new owner.

COLOUR:
Brown.


FABRIC:
100% Heavy-duty Cotton Canvas; Metal Frame; Leather Patches.


FEATURES:
- Large central compartment
- Two side pockets
- Front zip-close pocket compartment
- Brass buckle straps
- Drawstring close
- Inner top flap zip compartment
- 'FLASH' zippers
- Rubber inside flap & interior of top flap
- Metal frame with adjustable straps
- Leather reinforcement patches

These are approximate dimensions and due to the relaxed nature of the cotton canvas these can vary:

WIDTH: 21in / 53cm

HEIGHT: 17.5in / 44.5cm

LENGTH: 12in / 30.5cm

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