British warm

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British warm: The short, thick overcoat generally worn by officers during the First World War, becoming official uniform in 1918. The name, usual for the khaki pea-jacket worn by officers in the Boer War, was first introduced in India for wear at hill-stations, two kinds being issued: "Coats Warm-British" and "Coats Warm-Native." [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.37.

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