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#1 06-08-2018 20:07:07

Rebbaron55
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WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

I thought I would post a little collection that I acquired recently and I see everyday in modern times-carbonated beverage containers. The products contained therein may be very surprising to many of our Forum readers but all will see if they ever visit a grocery store or a McDonald's will see at least a couple of these brands Coca-Cola and Fanta. The other Afri-Cola is said to still exist but I have not seen for myself. the stories are all easily found on Wikipedia  smile   Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/a715390a-1d3a-4f06-907a-352ecc933713_zpsfzoefa5m.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/IMG_1330A_zps8czhihl1.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/20180806_090012_001_zps8ajdpycq.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/20180806_090110_zpslkfd7k4h.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/IMG_1337_zpsd67qy2du.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/IMG_132820Luftwaffe_zpsmhu1hlig.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/IMG_1331_zpswvrnqo1h.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/IMG_1333_zpssr7paklj.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/20180807_085822_zps2uucuoyh.jpg


The bottom two are the CocaCola Dated 1939 and the coded AfriCola and last the 1941 dated fanta.

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#2 07-08-2018 04:11:58

Markus
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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Hi Barron, I learned something new today from your post. 

My short summary is that Coke was first bottled in Germany in 1929 and by 1939 there were 50 plants
producing this drink. 

Due to the blockade of materials into Germany Fanta was invented in 1940 as a substitute for Coke. 

Production of Coke recommenced in Germany in 1949 and Fanta was incorporated into the Coke business structure.

https://www.ccep.com/pages/our-heritage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanta

Regards Markus

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#3 07-08-2018 05:23:38

Rebbaron55
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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Yes, a very interesting and surprising story! The AfriCola story is very interesting too! I haven't found a correct American CocaCola bottle yet for the North African time period. The US actually brought in several temporary CocaCola bottling plants to supply the troops in North Africa and the following campaigns.    Barron

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#4 07-08-2018 06:56:59

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Thx for sharing this story Barron, unlikely to stumble across one in Oz, however you can never say never
Msteve


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#5 07-08-2018 07:36:32

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Thanks Guys! Yes, I love to bring out odd stuff to acquire and display when I get the chance! smile

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#6 07-08-2018 12:44:47

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Nice bottle.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#7 08-08-2018 18:12:27

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Here are some of the CocaCola marked period bottle openers to go with the above items! smile

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/20180807_150728_zpsqdvcuqdr.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Misc%20Tropical%20Sundries/Beverage%20Containers%20and%20Accessories/20180807_150748_zpsqt4zc2kp.jpg

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#8 08-08-2018 21:35:43

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Different.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#9 09-08-2018 02:15:03

Markus
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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Interesting items Barron, which would go well with your bottle collection.

Recalling my very basic German skills I believe "trink" is the imperative form of the verb "trinken", which means to drink.

In other words, "drink Coca Cola".  The word Schutzmarke means trademark.

Regards Markus.

P.S. I thought that you may be also interested in the below Coke and Fanta advertisements which are said to be 3rd Reich era.  You may have
already seen them, but others may have not...

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_coke.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_fanta.jpg

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#10 09-08-2018 06:46:48

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Very nice! There is one that I saw a while back with a group of SA members unloading a truck with trays of Coca Cola! I will have to keep my eyes open for it! smile

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#11 10-08-2018 02:21:23

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

I think this was the photo you were talking about....
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_coke_and_sa.jpg

Here's a few more period images that may be of interest.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_coca_cola_5.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_coca_cola_4.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_coca_cola_2.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_coca_cola.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_coca_cola_3.jpg


Regards Markus.

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#12 10-08-2018 08:34:56

Rebbaron55
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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Neat photos! The picture I remember was probably from that same propaganda incident but with more visible product shown as in the second advertisement. Both of my CocaCola bottles are short types but the ad is showing a long one! More to look for! Pretty interesting subject as there is more available than you might expect! smile  Barron

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#13 10-08-2018 10:24:02

Markus
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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

No worries Barron smile

Yes, I found that there was a heap of online information about the link between Coke, Fanta and the Third Reich era - I just hadn't had the curiosity to look before!

Regards Markus

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#14 10-08-2018 14:11:54

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Re: WWII German Glass Beverage Containers.

Now, if we could just find a soldier in tropical uniform holding one of the bottles!   Barron

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