Uniform details Benin 1897

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Uniform details Benin 1897

Postby Andre Chissel » 01 Jun 2017 13:58

Hi everyone,

I have a few photos of members of the RMLI that took part in the punitive expedition against Benin in 1897. What I would like to do is commission someone to produce a composite colourised version of a member of the RMLI as he would have appeared during the expedition at the time. Can someone please tell me what colour the tropical trousers and shirt of a member of the RMLI was likely to be at that time please ?

Boots and helmet colour would be useful too - as it seems that pure white would be a bit of a giveaway to the enemy in the jungle.


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