The design of this WWII-era Bedpan was literally a lifesaver, helping to maintain sanitation levels and curtail the spread of disease by containing contagious excrement for easy disposal. Untold numbers were churned out by Swedish industry, and issued to medical facilities throughout the country as the nation became increasingly saturated with wounded refugees.
In excellent shape, these Bedpans are waiting for a new assignment as an instant conversation starter in your military collection. Ready for reuse as a sturdy, almost-indestructible container for gardening or house plants. Your imagination is the only limit.
A real world artifact of Sweden's role in World War II.
Through careful political maneuvering, the Kingdom of Sweden managed to maintain an official policy of neutrality between both Axis and Allied powers. Under this careful facade, however, the true feelings of the Swedish nation were more than evident. Besides providing sanctuary to almost all of Nazi-occupied Denmark's Jewish population, Sweden in addition provided shelter, medical assistance, and eventually even military training for legions of Danish, Norwegian and Finnish refugees who poured across their shared borders.