Source: http://worldoftanks.ru/ru/news/pc-br...nyu-i-smertyu/ Hello everyone, Wargaming RU posted another quite interesting article. This time, it’s not about the tanks per se, more like about the men, who ride in them. And on them. Since April 2014, an exhibition called “Things between life and death” is shown in Belarus (Grodno, Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev and Brest), showing a collection of soldier items from “everyday front life”. The collection was borrowed from the Swedish army museum in Stockholm. This exhibition was first shown in Sweden in 2010 and – in following years – it moved to Norway, Belgium and Poland. 63 separate glass cases show items, that belonged to German, Soviet, American, British and Japanese soldiers and officers in second half of 19th to first half of 20th century. These personal items belonged to real soldiers (sometimes, the entire set belonged to one man) and thus represent real historical evidence. These are for example the things of John Thomson, member of the Royal Army Medical Corps – cutlery, personal hygiene things, medical instruments, medic armband. Thomson started his service in October 1914 as a Lieutenant, in Spring 1916 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Thomson served as a doctor in the 6th and the 2nd Battalion of Scottish infantry regiment on the western front. He survived the war and was awarded the Military Medal and Victory Medal. These are the things of a German WW1 soldier. The passport was issued in Alsace-Lorraine to Karl Christopher Kober, valid until 31.7.1917, marked as “invalid” These things belonged to a WW2 German soldier. The passport was issued on 6.12.1939 in Hamburg to Herbert Steuerwald. Ceremonial Japanese items: Sake accessories, a medal for victory in the Russian-Japanese war of 1905, bronze medal for victory over China in 1938, Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th Class, awarded both to military personell and to civillians for long and impeccable service. On the pair of national flags are the well-wishes and notes from family and friends to soldiers going to war (WW2). For spiritual care, there were military chaplains of various religions. The bottle includes water from the river Jordan. Starting from WW1, chemical warfare appeared during the conflicts. There are some of the respirators, gas masks, boxes and masks displayed as well, including a well-preserved chemical warfare WW2 kit of the US Army. A couple of match boxes, displaying Finnish WW2 military uniforms US anti-disease and allergy medical kits Dry rations US WW2 soldier ID tags (“dog tags”) Field office – portable typewriter for correspondence Various goggles and eye shields Field post sets – pencil box with “Old sargeant Jiggs”, US Marine symbol A collection of chewing gums WW2 post mark and set of stickers for closing envelopes Various first aid kits Vaseline was introduced to the American first aid kid for – well, first aid purposes Sewing kits and a boot polishing kit Sewing kit of the Red Army A British WW1 “Bismarck Razor” box with razor Various shaving kits, 1910 to 1945 WW2 field kitchen accessories Hygiene – German WW2 soap, beaker and basin

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