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.
As a nation that was once made of smaller states and kingdoms, Italy is a country that has some very strong regional identities, which range from the traditionally wealthy northern cities down to poorer regions in the south. Italy is one of the most visited countries in Europe because of the range of destinations and unique experiences you can have within its borders.