BrandCape to Cairo
Brand Cape To Cairo ('C to C')
- C To C 'Cape To Cairo' (Virginia Plain) S-20-S - South Africa
- C To C 'Cape To Cairo' (Virginia Cork Tipped) S-20-B - South Africa
- C To C 'Cape To Cairo' (Turkish Blend) S-20-B - South Africa
- C To C 'Cape To Cairo' Christmas 1941
Originally supplied by South Africa to British Imperial and Commonwealth forces in Egypt and North Africa during World War 2. It had to travel from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa to the city of Cairo in Egypt, thus the title. Troops that received the rations claimed it stood for "Camel to Consumer", explaining why they took so long to get to the front. The box contained a ration of 14 cigarettes.
After the war the popular brand name "Cape To Cairo" was sold to a private South African firm that kept producing the cigarettes. C To C 'Cape To Cairo' cigarettes are produced in South Africa, short (70 mm), wide flat hard box , 20 cigarettes in a pack.
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