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[CENTER][I][FONT=Georgia][COLOR=orange]Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?[/COLOR][/FONT]
[SIZE=3][COLOR=lemonchiffon][I][CENTER][FONT=Georgia]"Fly on dear boy, from this dark world of strife. On to the promised land to eternal life"[/FONT][/CENTER]
There were more painted up than you would think. A close study of pictures from late 1918 and indeed paintings show it was common. However I have recently seen a period painting of dead germans at Belleau Wood with block cammo helmets. This battle occurred in June 1918 one month before the official sanctioned date for the cammo colours. I think units were painting helmets well before the Ludendorf Directive!
Hi Ade, not my area; but what a great M16. Thanks for showing, Cheers, Richard.