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Second World War British Army issue leather jerkin

Second World War British Army issue leather jerkin

Regular price £120.00 GBP
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During the Second World War, the British Army issued a type of leather jerkin to its soldiers for use in cold and wet weather. The leather jerkin was designed to be worn over a soldier's uniform and was made from cowhide leather, which provided some degree of insulation and protection against the elements.

The leather jerkin featured a buttoned front, It was sleeveless, allowing for greater freedom of movement and making it easier to wear over a uniform. The jerkin was typically lined with wool or other materials to provide additional warmth.

The leather jerkin was widely used by British troops throughout the war and became an iconic symbol of the British soldier during this period. Many soldiers found the jerkin to be a practical and effective piece of kit.

Despite these limitations, the leather jerkin remained a popular item of clothing for British soldiers throughout the war and was even issued to troops in other countries, such as Canada and Australia. Today, original Second World War-era British Army leather jerkins are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.