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A German account I just read of combat between Fallschirmjaeger and the Canadians in Holland in 1944 describes the Canadians as having uniforms which were a shade greener than the brown uniforms of British troops.
I'm wondering if there really was such a difference or if it was perhaps a mistaken observation in the German account.
Thanks in advance.
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- Bouchery, Jean. From D-Day to VE-Day: The Canadian Soldier in North-West Europe, 1944-1945. English translation by Alan McKay. (Paris: Histoire et Collections, 2007), page 82
Canadian BD was made from September 1939, according to the British 1937 pattern. The first batches were issued in October of the same year. Except for the shade -- a greeny bronze color -- Canadian battledress was identical in its cut and shape to its English counterpart ...
Emphasis mine in bold. Other authors such as the Mollo brothers may have mentioned this color difference.
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