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This is a hard one to shoehorn into a forum subject. During WWII, Britain participated in a reverse lend lease with the US. We are all familiar with the US supplying material to Britain as lend lease for military bases worldwide. Less well known is that in return, Britain furnished the US with some web gear. I have US pattern canteen covers made in Britian with their snaps, first aid pouches, magazine pouches and recently I found this British made and issued lightweight gas mask valiese with US stamped on it. Given the lack of information on these items, it is possible that a sharpied US dealer stamped surplus valieses with a fake US to somehow make them more marketable. I do know that US dealers have called these gas mask carriers, "Engineer's equipment bags" to move them. Has anyone encounterd any?