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A British Infantryman in Marching Order

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Although khaki service drill had been introduced in India from 1885 and for all foreign service outside Europe from 1896, it was not until 1902 that khaki was introduced for home service as well, finally relegating the traditional red coat to a ceremonial role. The soldier wears Slade-Wallace pattern webbing.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1905

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 144.8 x W 83.2 cm

Accession number

NAM. 2001-04-59

Acquisition method

purchased from Mr Gundar Taube, 2001

Work type

Painting


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