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World War I
(1914-1918 / US 1917-1918)

Trunk 1

Contains representative examples of field gear and a uniform commonly worn by US “Doughboys” in France during WWI. Unless noted, all items are original and not reproductions.

M-1917 US steel helmet with reproduction liner/chinstrap
US gas mask bag with foam filler (for shape), complete with all straps and fasteners
Service coat, US enlisted, wool
Ration tin containing Fray Bentos Prepared Beef ('Bully Beef' reproduction)
Breeches, US enlisted, wool
Leggings, spiral wrap, wool
Overseas cap, US enlisted, wool
Cartridge belt (reproduction)
Overcoat, US enlisted, wool
First Aid packet pouch (reproduction)
M-1910 canteen
M-1910 canteen cup
M-1910 canteen cover
M-1910 field pack
M-1910 pack “tail”
M-1910 shovel and cover (reproduction)

The trunk also includes posters, newspapers and illustrations of uniforms of the WWI era, as well as a field pack layout.

Trunk 2

M-1917 US enlisted coat. Engineer collar insignia. A nice sample of the typical coat worn by a “Doughboy” in France.
Enlisted overseas cap with Engineer device on front
M-1917 Steel helmet as worn by US soldiers in France
Gas mask bag. Bag only, no mask but has foam filler to give it shape.
M-1910 Canteen cover (reproduction)
M-1910 Cup, with canteen
M-1910 Cartridge belt (reproduction)
M-1910 Haversack field pack (reproduction)
M-1910 Intrenching tool cover (reproduction)
M-1910 Intrenching tool
M-1904 First-aid pouch (reproduction)
First-aid packet in metal tin (reproduction)
M-1910 mess kit
“Fray Bentos” bully beef tin WITH edible contents
Condiment can
M-1916 Bacon tin
German enlisted mans’ field coat (reproduction)
M-1916 steel helmet (reproduction)
Belt buckle
2 Ammunition pouches

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