Jerry Cans: The True Secret Weapon of WWII

The True Secret Weapon of WWII

Jerry Cans have had a ubiquitous presence in our world for decades but where did they come from? We explore the incredible design, engingeering and history of the humble jerry can, as well as its roots as a secret weapon of WWII.

0:00 – The Amazing Engineering of the Jerry Can
3:56 – The Origins of Fuel Cannisters
5:08 – The German Secret Weapon
5:53 – Relentless Development
7:23 – The Original WhermachtKannister
10:50 – Thank You Share-A-Cart!
12:32 – The British Discover the ‘Jerry Can’
14:19 – British ‘Jerry Can’ Duplicates
15:10 – US Attempts at a ‘Jerry Can’ Duplicate
17:32 – The American ‘Blitz Can’
18:21 – Allies Finally Adopt the Jerry Can Standard
19:46 – The Jerry Can & D-Day
20:55 – Outro
22:14 – Waffling on for a Bit
Credit to : Calum
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