[WWI] WWI] lots of cool news/ was: New Company - ELF

Neil Eddy NEddy at berrystreet.org.au
Tue Feb 22 18:17:23 EST 2005


Hi All;

Regarding the Slouch Hat, many World War One photos show no fold at all in
the hat which ends up as a sort of shapeless broad brimmed hat. This is seen
in photos from Gallipoli, Palestine, and the Western Front. In fact at
Gallipoli, photos show a great range of headwear worn by Australians, from
British Army style caps, pith helmets, 'pork pie' forage caps, slouch hats,
beaten up old bush hats, to even a bowler hat!

I think that the Light Horse may have been more formal in how the hat was
worn - theirs also had the osterich feathers attached to it as well but I
guess that wouldn't have lasted very long on campaign......

HTH

Regards

Neil E


Neil Eddy
Watsonia Office
Berry Street Victoria
9434 1488

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