THE BRITISH HOME FRONT 22 | Clothing, Uniforms & Boots - Krisztina Robert


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Welcome to the BRITISH HOME FRONT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. This series was recorded at the UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS in June 2018 to accompany a conference marking the contribution by the peoples of the British Isles to the national war effort. In this podcast, DR KRISZTINA ROBERT, UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON, talks about the challenges of producing clothing, uniforms and boots during the First World War. IMAGE | New recruits to the British Army are measured for their uniforms during the First World War. After enlistment, an army sergeant measures a new recruit, still in civilian dress, for uniform and kit. Some of the recruits are already wearing army caps. Probably taken in 1917. By Horace Nicholls - is photograph Q 30060 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS With thanks to JOHN CAWTHORN and the 1926 FOUNDATION for making this podcast series possible, and to the DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT and the SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT for supporting the Conference. PRODUCTION | ChromeRadio for the UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS | Music performed by the PIPES AND DRUMS of the ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS | Series Editor - Professor Sir Hew Strachan | Producer - Catriona Oliphant | Post-production - Chris Sharp.

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