History…

Before the Normandy landings and the beginning of the operations in Europe, the US army has already settled in Britain for several years and has turned the territory into a true advanced base. To meet the needs of military equipment, it faces import problems from the United States because of the blockade led by German submarines: the dreaded U-Boots. However, it must respond to this request. As a result, contracts are made with local businesses. This production of US material under British contract bears a name: the British Made.

Technic…

Highly prized collectors, the material “British Made” has some peculiarities distinguishing it from the traditional “Made in USA”. The canvas, often thicker (Web), very specific loops, round pressures, … are all points that are different on this equipment. Finally, this material in general carries the mention “British Made” confirming its manufacture on the British territory, often during the years of war: 1943, 1944, 1945. Among the photos, some accessories are posted by way of comparison (Musette M- 1936, Musette GP Ammo Bag, First Aid Pouch).

(Credits photos : Collection Bertrand Froger)

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