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Posted 3 years ago

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tlmbaran
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Well, now that I have let the proverbial "cat out of the bag", here is something I am sure NO ONE else has. A WWII issue rubber! That's right! Not only were our troops equipped with guns, knives, ammo, uniforms, cigarettes and chocolate, they were also given RUBBERS! The topic was not spoken about out in the open, but lets face it. The ARMY knew that once the G.I.'s would liberate a town, they were bound to get some "action" and not the kind fighting with the Germans. The Europeans were very grateful for our young lads who liberated them from Nazi rule, and some young Ladies were more than willing to reward their new hero's. The last thing the Army needed was an out break of V.D.

Training films were sent to the lines, and YES, in some cases this was knew to some of these boys. They were taught to USE the condom. And to wash after intercourse. This was kept on the "down-low"...America didn't want mom and the girl he left behind to know about this, and generally, it was never talked about when the troops returned home after the war.

So here you have a lost and not talked about piece of U.S. WWII history. And a rare one at that! The paper label is authentic, the plastic box is not, it is just to protect and preserve the rubber from any damage (not that I intend to use it LOL), but WHO else has one of these??

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    My guess would be that you are the only person, the rest were no doubt used or just dry-rotted.
    I wonder if there are any rubber collectors out there?
  2. lsjewels lsjewels, 3 years ago
    LOL. Made my day. Thanks for sharing
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Site for more information and a picture of the 'Original' Box:>>>http://www.reesepharmaceutical.com/history.html
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    I know a guy who collects the old tins they came in. If you go to ebay and search prophylactic tin you'll find hundreds of them.

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