Captain, 1917f

By the third year of the war the uniform of the officers of the Guards had undergone several modifications, but was still distinctive enough to be easily identified by German marksmen. It became practice to wear other ranks' jackets and equipment. The black metal rank badges replaced the gilt stars and buttons were no longer gilt. The jodhpurs were replaced by baggy trousers for ease of movement, and to appear less officer-like. The sword was soon discarded but the pistol and walking-stick were still carried. His raincoat can be seen rolled up on his back and a respirator on a webbing bag round his neck. The helmet has a hessian cover and a metal grenade badge is fixed to the front.

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