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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    In a strange parallel universe that was the FCA, while nobody was issued combats, by the time you reached 3 star, you all had a set, some Dutch, some US and the lucky ones square pocket Irish second hand ones.
    Army surplus did a great trade in selling us 58 pattern too.
    In addition to overalls, the only combat kit on issue was those stupid steel helmets, first field dressing, and green ponchos.
    And those awful "Dunnes Stores" type rain jackets where the jacket was too small and the pants was too big.

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    With the bright white draw cords? Only the special ones got issued them.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    no blue ones that after one wash shrunk about a foot....

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden rivet View Post
    no blue ones that after one wash shrunk about a foot....
    a rain jacket that shrunk when water was applied to it?
    The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiqués are belated, insincere, incomplete.....It is a disgrace to our imperial record, and may soon be too inflamed for any ordinary cure.We are to-day not far from a disaster.

    T.E. Lawrence, 2 Aug 1920.

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