British Battledress 1937–61

British Battledress 1937–61

Men-at-Arms 112
  • Author: Brian Jewell
  • Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • Short code: MAA 112
  • Publication Date: 26 Mar 1981
  • ISBN: 9780850453874
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

In the 1930s the War Office grew increasingly aware of the need for a new and more rational combat dress, and by 1937 the design for what would become known as 'battledress' was complete. Though the change in uniform was initially disappointing to the British soldiers, the new battledress served its purpose well, clothing the servicemen for more than 25 years with reasonable warmth and convenience. Complete with a wealth of photographs, diagrams and colour plates, this book offers a history of British battledress up to 1961, detailing its evolution in design, materials, sizes and applied insignia.

Biographical Note

Brian Jewell is a respected authority on British uniforms, particularly those of World War II. This is his first book for Osprey.Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has written and illustrated many books for Osprey. Mike currently lives in France.

Contents

Introduction The Arrival of Battledress Evolution in Design Materials and Sizes Departures from Basic Applied Insignia The Plates

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