An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in 1939. Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of WW1 memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infantryman would carry a pack known as a "valise" that contained more clothing and personal items. Officers wore the exact same uniform save for markings of their rank.
When we kissed for the first time that night on Bikini Atoll it was like the sky lit up just for us. Our skin has peeled away since then.. But the memory of that nuclear night is forever burned into our minds.