Summary

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.

Physical Description

Long, flat paper strap with metal buckle on one end and corresponding holes in the other.

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