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British soldier wearing a French IndoChinese sun hat on armistice day 1918

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    here's an unusual sight, a British soldier is seen marching in celebration on armistice day 1918 wearing what appears to be a conical sun hat from a French IndoChinese soldier, he probably traded his hat with a French Indo China soldier for the Vietnamese hat.

    I spotted this while watching

    the WWI Documentary "The Last Voices of WWI A Generation Lost" Disc 2 Episode 6 The Boys of 1918


    Annamese (colonial troops from French Indochina) disembarking at Camp Saint-Raphael. Over the course of the war, nearly 100,000 Indochinese were deployed in Europe, most as laborers
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    Hello,

    Very interesting and uncomon photo
    Thanks for the sharing

    Bruno

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