Military Uniforms of the British Empire Overseas

Some WW1 Photographs...

This post is almost off-topic because this cigarette-card album has been published in 1938, but it’s soooooo cute, I must show it to you! This album was issued by the John Player & Sons firm and presented in 24 pages the different uniforms used by British Empire Overseas troops. Here’s the index:

– Union of South Africa

– Southern Rhodesia

– Australia and New Zealan

– Canada

– India and Burma

– Colonies, protectorates and mandated territories.

To illustrate this album I’ve chosen two regiments who fought on the Western front during the Great War:

The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria’s Own Cavalry), which was stationed at Secunderabad, as part of the 9th (Secunderabad) Cavalry Brigade, in August 1914. On 2 November 1914 the regiment was sent to reinforce the 2nd Gurkhas in the Neuve Chapelle sector. In France the regiment has been involved in the Battle of Givenchy, Battle…

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