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Flannel Waist bands

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GRANVILLE

I don't recall ever seeing a mention of these before and have only come across this in a copy of the Precautions against Asphyxiating Gases notice, dated 26h April 1915. I wonder if anyone has one in their collection to view or some other references to them, not lease exactly how they were expected to be worn. In the above mentioned notice, it states the Flannel Waist bands were for winter use, and I guess we can imagine what they were and how worn. The notice goes on to suggest that in the absence of any other suitable cloth, the waist band could be folded and used to cover the mouth etc etc.


David 

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Andrew Upton

I knew there was a thread somewhere :) :

 

 

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2 hours ago, Andrew Upton said:

I knew there was a thread somewhere :) :

 

 

Well done Andrew.

 

David

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3 hours ago, mark holden said:

Cheers Mark.

When you consider the purpose to which this was intended - i.e. used for the duration of a winter and then most likely discarded or lost, I find it remarkable that any of these items of kit have managed to survive, so little wonder it commands such a high asking price.


David

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Maureene

A related item was the cholera belt, see the GWF topic  "Cholera Belts" July 2004

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/17348-cholera-belts/

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

Edit:  also see 

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=uIalYaenrTkC&pg=PA154

page 154, Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India by Bernard S. Cohn

 

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9 hours ago, Maureene said:

A related item was the cholera belt, see the GWF topic  "Cholera Belts" July 2004

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/17348-cholera-belts/

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

Edit:  also see 

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=uIalYaenrTkC&pg=PA154

page 154, Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India by Bernard S. Cohn

 

Fascinating and goes a good way to explaining the choice of material for the grey back shirt - something I have often wondered about.


David 

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