Were the Germans issued condoms?

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Were the Germans issued condoms?

Post by KampfgruppeMeyer » 13 Jul 2003 19:58

Did wehrmacht issue condoms to the soldiers? If so, waht kind?

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Post by Marcus » 13 Jul 2003 20:05

Yes, condoms were made available.
A photo of such a Wehrmacht-only package in "Uniforms & Traditions of the German Army Vol 3" by John R Angolia has the name "Vulkan Sanex".

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Post by Xavier » 13 Jul 2003 20:59

tofpers brand was issued to troops:
condoms ad:
(from http://www.stewartsmilitaryantiques.com)
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Post by Larso » 14 Jul 2003 00:19

Raymond Gannter in 'Roll me Over' writes that his unit (G Company 16th Inf Reg Ist Inf Div) came across a large number of the German issue. They weren't particuarly impressed.

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Post by KampfgruppeMeyer » 14 Jul 2003 17:27

were the condoma comparable to modern sensitive ones? or were they thick and uncomfortable? does anyone know?

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Condoms...? Ha ha!

Post by De Ruyter » 15 Jul 2003 18:08

The vulkan Sanex condoms were rather crude and not made for sexual pleasure. The only thing that was interesting, that is to the medical staff, was stoping sexualy transmited deseases!

One thing that is interesting though is the issue of condoms to the soldiers involved in Barbarossa... The german soldiers were forbiden to have sexual contact with the civilian population in the eastern countries but were still given condoms... hm... I wonder if some high medical officer somewhere was using his brain instead of his right arm when he thought of young soldiers seeing women after months of combat, ha ha!

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Post by Paddy Keating » 16 Jul 2003 01:03

Here is a Wehrmacht-issue condom complete with its packaging. The instructions require the rubber johnny to be burnt after use. However, it is actually reusable. One just has to wash it thoroughly. I suppose the soldiers used spit for lubrication, or hair cream. Axle grease would work quite well too although it would degrade the rubber.

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Post by May 10th 1940 » 17 Jul 2003 11:34

In the battle for Stalingrad. When the army needed ammo and other recourses. due to an administratin error they got a shipment of a million condoms. nice detail, the only women there tried to kill them.

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Post by HaEn » 17 Jul 2003 14:23

Condoms were made available, but they had to be BOUGHT; they were not issued for free. :oops: HN.

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Post by Punk_Waffen » 20 Oct 2003 05:21

A million condoms? HAHA i can only imagine the look on the recievers faces :lol:


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Post by John W » 20 Oct 2003 05:49

Punk_Waffen wrote:A million condoms? HAHA i can only imagine the look on the recievers faces :lol:


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I wouldn't laugh. To get marjoram and pepper and condoms when one is eating mice and seeing toes rot of comrades feet isn't particularly funny to me. :|

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Post by Marcus » 20 Oct 2003 16:05

Punk_Waffen wrote:A million condoms? HAHA i can only imagine the look on the recievers faces :lol:


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Post by Punk_Waffen » 20 Oct 2003 16:34

Sorry Marcus...


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Post by Paul Timms » 20 Oct 2003 19:44

I have often seen this story quoted, but has anyone any real evidence it happened or is it an urban myth.

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