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.
"THE WITCHES HAT" ....Best thing we had on the Playground at our old Grade School.... Loved this thing...but Man was it DANGEROUS lol!!! (Especially when the mean ole' boys would push it and make us Whack into the middle lol) | Repinned by @Claudinebhatti