At Danish Fuel we are not biased. We don’t try to glorify anyone who took part in the Second World War. We just like history and the designs that came from that time period.
While developing the Danish Fuel brand we have spent many hours, days, weeks and years researching. The one thing we are truly impressed with, is the fact that the jerry can hasn’t been improved over the last seven decades – simply because of its brilliant original design.
We took notice of this, as we came across it in our history class:
After WWII, President Franklin Roosevelt acknowledged the pivotal role jerry cans played in an allied victory, stating:
“Without these cans it would have been impossible for our armies to cut their way across France at a lightning pace which exceeded the German Blitzkrieg of 1940.”
Such recognition pays serious tribute to the efficiency and safety of jerry cans, hinting at the role these containers would play in transportation for decades to come.
At D-Day in 1944, more than 21 millions of Jerry Cans were scattered all over Europe. And as we know, over 200 factories was manufactoring the small Jerry Can.
2021 – we have made a true imitation of the original German Einheits-kanister. Check them out here