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Legion 411 Aug 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

Looks cold … snowflake

donlowry11 Aug 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

U.S. overcoats were olive drab, not brown.

Tango0111 Aug 2017 9:28 a.m. PST



ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

The original overcoat I own does have a bit of brown to it. Greenish, but not as green as the M41 field jacket, but not as brown as what's shown in these pictures.

donlowry12 Aug 2017 7:44 a.m. PST


Legion 412 Aug 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Yes, the color is too brown. But it could be just lighting etc. ?

donlowry13 Aug 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

The problem is the old color film of that era -- it tended to make things look redder than they were (thus turning olive drab to brown).

Legion 414 Aug 2017 4:59 a.m. PST

Yes, that seems to be what happens. Maybe going to some sites online ? Or if one is fortunate enough to have some sort of museum near by. Which has an item like this and others.

E.g. I know the Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning, GA, did have, IIRC an original example of almost all US ARMY uniforms from most eras/conflicts.

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