Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by TheBOBs, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. TheBOBs

    TheBOBs Member

    Anybody have an surviving issued soap? Need info in color, make up, was it issued or purchased. How often did guy get it?
  2. ceolredmonger

    ceolredmonger Member

    I noticed nobody replied to your inquiry. Whilst I don't have personal experience - here is what I know.
    Wartime issue soap, like civilian ration, tended to be a light brown colour and came in extruded or moulded bars about 2" x 3" square section about a foot long. Individual issue was cut from these - I don't know by whom, where and when. This was general purpose soap for personal and clothes washing. Extra soap would be available from the NAAFI.
    I trust this helps.
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  3. TheBOBs

    TheBOBs Member

    yes thank you! I have since round it came in dyed and undyed forms. There is a company in the UK still making the 1 and 2 lb bars that were included in the compo rations.
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Parcels from home invariably contained soap and ink.


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