Sling believed to be made for carrying a machine gun. Made of paper in Germany during World War I.
Paper was used as a substitute - 'ersatz' - by Germany during World War I, 1914-1918. This string and several other 'ersatz' objects were transferred to Museum Victoria from the Australian War Memorial in 1924, which still holds other German 'ersatz' material from World War I.
Acquired by the Museum of Victoria from the Australian War Museum (later Memorial) in 1923-24 as part of the 'Victorian allotment' by permission of Hon. F. Clarke, government representative of the State War Trophy Committee.
Long, flat paper strap with metal buckle on one end and corresponding holes in the other.
Donation from Australian War Memorial (AWM), 1924
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