WWII BRITISH PARATROOP OVERSMOCK 1942 PATTERN, LARGE!
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Sold Date: 08/17/2008
Channel: Online Auction
GENUINE 1942 BRITISH PATTERN PARATROOPER OVER-SMOCK!SIZE: 3 - 5'7" - 5'8", Breast 35 - 40. VERY GOOD CONDITION, LITTLE USED. Remember this is the "JACKETS Parachutists" over-smock so it is large as it was meant to go over your entire uniform, camo smock and webbing and was meant to hold all these and prevent you losing a few bits when you jumped out of the airplane. They were meant to be discarded along with your parachute after landing. Its marked "Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd." with a Broadarrow. Its dated 194(?), can't make it out because of the tear. It has the two elastic pockets on the front, zipper front which works in either direction and crotch flap with the snaps. I've seen photos of Free French Commandos wearing these on D-Day no doubt as they make a good outer wind-breaker and were probably lying about near Sword Beach back then. You don't see these offered very often these days so take advantage of this opportunity. If you wish to see the photos in a larger size just ask by sending my YOUR email address and I will happily send them to you. NO PAYPAL TAKEN!
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