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Toggle bridge, showing the linking eyes and toggles

A toggle rope was part of the standard equipment of British commandos and the Parachute Regiment during World War II. It was 6 feet (1.8 m) long, and had a toggle at one end in a tightly fitting eye splice, with a larger eye at the other end. This enabled them to be fastened together to create an ersatz rope ladder, or to secure around a bundle for hauling, among other uses.

Commandos on a toggle rope bridge

Polish Commando equipment, 1945, including a toggle rope and a Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife

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