British Battledress 1937–61

British Battledress 1937–61 cover

British Battledress 1937–61

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 26 Mar 1981
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850453874
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 112
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mike Chappell

MIKE CHAPPELL comes from an Aldershot family with…

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