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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 19:58 pm 
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Were puttees finished the same way during WWII as they were in the '80s, by "boxing" the end of the tape on the outside at the end of the main body of the puttee?

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Anyone? Think I heard mutterings that it was done slightly differently?

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I can't find a definite answer anywhere. Photos in books are too small to see. Some modern online photos such as those on the Canadian Perths re-enactment website say that they were tied off on the inside, and I'm sure I read that they were tied off differently to the modern era. I guess I'll wear them as I was taught back in the '80s, until someone tells me otherwise :)

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thats how I always did mine, wrap tapes around end to form a " bar"


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From war time photos that's how i've seen it done..

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Would someone like to take some step by step photographs and make that a 'sticky' ?

After all it will be asked again and it would be nice to have somewhere to direct people.


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I don't know as we have an answer yet Paul.

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I now this sounds silly but would Australian ones be fastened the same as Brit

Is anyone going to Victory show who can demo how to put Puttees on correctly

Also metal or canvas on the shoulder boards ??? unit insigna on the jacket (not shirt)

A bit confused but nothing new

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If it's the same way as in the '80s Paul, I can show you how.

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Great War puttees are boxed off, and can be seen in many portrait photos so it may remain the same throughout.

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handsome wrote:
I now this sounds silly but would Australian ones be fastened the same as Brit

Is anyone going to Victory show who can demo how to put Puttees on correctly

Also metal or canvas on the shoulder boards ??? unit insigna on the jacket (not shirt)

A bit confused but nothing new

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I will take you up on that offer Baggypants

I am interested in WW2 puttees

Now i have just been speaking to my Dad who was in the army in the 50`s he wore puttees but said he wore a puttee sock underneath as well, this had no feet in it But he wore shorts. he was in the RA

My trousers are Jungle WW2 long does it make a difference ???

I think i will wait till victory and let someone dress me lol

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It sounds like your dad might be talking about hose tops, they are a long, knitted woolen tube, open at both ends. That's what is usually worn with shorts, they were normally a khaki-brown wool, though some regiments had coloured versions or the top portion of the hose top a different colour. Hose tops would be worn with either puttees or anklets and normal socks under the whole lot. With trousers you'd just need standard socks, with puttees or anklets. Aussie puttees would be much the same as British in terms of design and wearing. Insignia depends on what sort of insignia it is and whether it's officers or other ranks. I'll be up at Victory Show aswell, I'll come and see you all to have a chat, look forward to seeing everyone.

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Paul W wrote:
Would someone like to take some step by step photographs and make that a 'sticky' ?

After all it will be asked again and it would be nice to have somewhere to direct people.


I think Paul's correct. I've made this thread a 'sticky'.

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So they're not finished like this gent then? :wink:

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