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British and Empire Tents and Shelters of the Great War

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Chasemuseum

With reference to various girl guide and scout group bell tents. A collector in Canberra acquired several a few years back and has supplied them to re-enactors. The key feature is that these were relatively small, about a 2,1m radius. and looked very much like the ones in post 14. Very similar in impression to the military tent but much smaller. Unfortunately not military surplus.

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RT

 

PS he has sold all of them.

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morrisc8

East Surrey Rgt 30th (Reserve) Battalion TR of the 7th Reserve Brigade.

I have just bought over 120 original ww1 negatives on this one camp [ tents ]. Taken in Kent july 1917.

Keith

 

ww1 Sgt Major.jpg

ww1 tent L Cpl tea.jpg

ww1 tent paper.jpg

ww1 officer.jpg

ww1 81 to 90 paper.jpg

ww1 cammo tent.jpg

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Sepoy

Problems of tent usage during the Great War :)

Sepoy

 

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morrisc8

a few more from the East Surrey Rgt 30th (Reserve) Battalion TR of the 7th Reserve Brigade 1917.

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East Surrey Regiment ww1 photo number 82.jpg

ww1 photo number 134.jpg

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Maureene

A cross reference to another topic "British Army Tents"

 

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Richard Dennie

Hi, during the Great War, what did American troops generally sleep on. In particular, I talking about the embarkment camp set up in Norfolk, Virginia in February 1918 from where American servicemen were shipped to fight in WW1 in France.

 

For example, was it on the floor? On what? Or were some kind of bed frame provided? Any idea what the tents were like? How many soldiers did they house? And what shape were they? 

 

I've found this one very small photograph, which I attach.

 

Any help gratefully received.

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Simon Morris

Sorry to bother you guys, but I have a question to ask you and maybe somebody can send me a few photo's or here. with the Bell tents used during the 1899 to 1902 Boer War, the British used two different shaped small metal pegs to keep the ground sheet or ground sails pinned to the ground, one is a u shaped in design and the other has one leg but a sort of hoot at the top, I am busy having an argument with some fellow metal detecting people here in South Africa about these small little pegs, can anybody share some info about them, I have been searching google for a while but I cannot find info on these small pegs that pin the ground sheet to the ground, thanks, my email address is qf@lcom.co.za  

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Muerrisch

Fascinating thread. I was a Wolf Cub, Scout, Senior Scout, Queen's Scout, Scoutmaster in the period 1946 to 1970 or so, and well remember Bell tents. However, I also recall "Icelandics" which were seriously big and heavy ridge tents ... if memory serves we could sleep 6 on one side and have luxury space on the other side. There was a central vertical pole so the ridge was supported at both ends and in the middle.

 

Does that ring any "bells?"

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NigelS
On 08/06/2019 at 23:12, Muerrisch said:

Does that ring any "bells?"

 

Certainly does. Getting the  groundsheet out from under the central pole for inspections, airing, etc was a real pain, But they've clearly stood the test of time, yours today for a mere £570: 

Blacks of Greenock Icelandic II Tent (when in stock!).

 

NigelS

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