A rare original mid-war British Denim Battledress Blouse dated 1943 and in new old stock un-issued condition.
At first glance this jacket appears to be a standard wartime pattern Denim Battledress Blouse although it is in fact the much rarer drill blouse. Rather than being made of denim, this pattern of blouse was made from cotton drill which is a noticeably more vivid green colour. Items were made in this material between 1943 and 1945, most likely due to a shortage of denim. It features a full matched set of revolving shank buttons which are all held on with the correct brass split rings. A wartime pattern steel waist buckle fastens the waist.
Inside the original label is still present and is bright a legible. It states the size as No. 1 and features the 1943 date as well as the War Department broad arrow marking. The manufactures name of 'Jukoff & Greenstein' is also present.
To the right of the label the War Department acceptance stamp is also present and is surmounted by the letter 'M' which denotes 1944 as the year of issue.
The jacket is in fantastic new old stock condition and looks as it would have done when it came out of the factory. It clearly hasn't been worn or issued making it a fantastic collectible piece today.
A brilliant example of a piece of British military workwear with some interesting details and in stunning condition. This would make a great addition to any collection without a doubt!
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