by Brian Benedict
Have you ever seen a steel helmet from WW2 with:
The above is an abbreviation for the slogan “Anything, Anytime, Anywhere BAR Nothing.”
The slogan was devised by Colonel Harry A. (Paddy) Flint, C.O. 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in Sicily, 1943.
Col. Flint ordered the saying on all the regimental equipment (including helmets). his aim was to instill a sense of pride for troops under his command.
Col. Flint was killed by a German sniper, Normandy, France.
Brian Benedict is the proprietor of The Duffle Bag, a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the entertainment industry and the public for more than 30 years. Brian has been featured on the History Channel as “The Duffle Bag Man” for his knowledge on World War II Military Memorabilia. Some of his credits include, History Channel, CBS television, Godzilla, and Operation Dumbo Drop.