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This picture is captioned Signal's Day, Haynes Park. I am aware HP, Bedfordshire was a Royal Engineers Signal Service Camp and wondered about this being men dressed as Germans for some sort of pretend battle. Can someone confirm what these uniforms represent (any information really) Do they look genuine and would what they are wearing have been worn together? I have to say they look convincing to a non German uniform expert.

 

 

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GWF1967
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On 30 April 2019 at 11:07, Raster Scanning said:

This picture is captioned Signal's Day, Haynes Park. I am aware HP, Bedfordshire was a Royal Engineers Signal Service Camp and wondered about this being men dressed as Germans for some sort of pretend battle. Can someone confirm what these uniforms represent (any information really) Do they look genuine and would what they are wearing have been worn together? I have to say they look convincing to a non German uniform expert.

 

 

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It might be worth posting this in the German Uniform thread.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Prussian

Hello!

To me they are not Germans. They look like british men in german uniforms making a joke...

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FROGSMILE
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Almost certainly British men, probably dressed as ‘enemy’ forces during manoeuvres, perhaps using some small stock of captured uniform.  I imagine that this would most likely be later in the war.  Typically there has been some effort to exaggerate the perceived appearance of typical German soldiers, perhaps as a form of humour.  Notice the mixed uniform and pickelhaubes with a lone 1916 stahlhelm.  Genuine German soldiers were invariably smartly and uniformly dressed.

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Raster Scanning

Thanks all. Yes I have no doubt they are dressed up. I am just surprised that a training depot in rural Bedfordshire had stock of uniforms and equipment. The obvious clue to me is the fake wounds with 'blood'

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