Haversack, musette bag made of waterproof material, worn by soldiers mostly on a single strap over the right shoulder, in Prussia and other German states since the introduction of the cartridge pouches M.1850 over the left shoulder, used to hold bread and small necessities, and also to carry cartridges in battle.

The illustration shows Scottish Highlanders of the late 19th century colonial wars. These 25 mm Ral Partha miniatures are wearing the newly introduced khaki Service Dress with the kilt.

Historic Haversacks

  • Brotbeutel M.1888
  • Brotbeutel M31
  • Brotbeutel M31 “Tropen”
  • Brotbeutel M44
  • 1937 Pattern Small Pack / Haversack

Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909

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