WWII US Army M-1928 Haversack -
The Haversack was used by the US Army during WWI and the early days of WWII. This is the first modern combat backpack. Of
canvas construction with multiple canvas and leather straps designed to secure peripheral items. The design of the backpack
proved to be too cumbersome for practical use. If the soldier wanted to access any personal items, the whole backpack would have to be taken apart.
The bedroll was rolled up and held inside the pack. Additional compartments were provided for things such as forks, spoons,
soap, etc. The bayonet could be secured via two metal loopholes at the top of the backpack.
If you want to know more about Haversacks refer to the "Haversack Anatomy" section placed under Miscellaneous information
in the main page.
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The triangular section at the bottom of the pack is known as the "diaper". This device extended the carrying space of the
haversack. A picture is shown below.
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the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
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