A brief history of jerrycans

Thanks to dissertation-writing procrastination a few years ago, I watched all eight series of Foyle’s War in an absurdly short amount of time. This–perhaps embarrassingly–is how I became familiar with WWII (and probably WWI) slang, such as calling Americans ‘Tommies’ and Germans ‘Jerries’ (the reasons behind German nickname are a point of speculation). Perhaps thisContinue reading “A brief history of jerrycans”