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A shortage of overcoats [May. 22nd, 2009|03:55 pm]
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A shortage of overcoats led soldiers to fashion sheepskins over their uniforms to keep out the cold.

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From: leyroy
2009-05-23 11:54 am (UTC)

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The jackets are goat skin rather than sheep skin and common with Scottish regiments at the time.
From: olivetree99
2009-05-29 01:56 am (UTC)

Goatskins issued to Canadian Soldiers

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I am posting this on behalf of Neil Cameron. Neil wrote to our mailing list about this photo:

I believe you will find that the men in goat skins are Canadians. They were issued the fur coats for winter wear the winter of 1914/15. They unfortunately made our men too conspicuous and they were soon abandoned.

From: justagreenie
2009-11-29 02:32 am (UTC)

goat

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Yes, definitely goat skins, certainly not sheepskins.