White jacket for summer

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White jacket for summer

Postby Panzergrenadier2967 » 03 Jan 2018 21:42

I've read that German officers had a specific jacket for summer, a white feldbluse, but did soldier wear it too (privately packaged?)
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Re: White jacket for summer

Postby John G. » 04 Jan 2018 16:32

Enlisted Army personnel did not wear the white uniform, only officers. The closest might be the cream colored Drill tunic, but that's a different type uniform. There might be unique, special duty exceptions (like white "Mess Jackets" , but they too fall outside the normal.

Officers had to private-purchase their white tunics so many never owned one... plus they were seldom worn once the war started.
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