Often during the excavations of the German positions, can find various metal tubes of ointments. Most of them are of the same type, but they have different colors, styles of labels, different volume and material of covers. In addition to ointments in standard tubes of the sanitary Department of the German army, soldiers used various civilian ointments that they bought themselves or received in parcels (for example, the well-known Nivea). These ointments are a great variety and we will not focus on them.
In this article, we will try to consider all known types of ointments in standard tubes, which were used by soldiers of the German army.
A standard tube of ointment had a volume of 10ml or 20ml, less often there are tubes of other volumes. On the surface of the tube were applied in black paint the name of the ointment in a frame, the name of the Wehrkreissanitätspark - the military district to which the sanitary Department that issued the ointment belongs, and the inscription "Leere Tuben sammeln!" - used tubes are collected!