National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Artefact of the Week: Pro Kit

Artefact of the Week: Pro Kit

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This week’s museum artefact is a World War II Pro-kit. This Pro-kit is an unusual issue item but for something possibly essential to a soldier’s wellbeing. The kit’s contents are designed to protect soldiers from venereal disease, and include oitment, cloth, and a cleansing tissue. The kit was to be used ‘after the act’ and the instruction sheet makes for very squeamish reading, proving once more that prevention is better than the cure.

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