CSkinner Posted December 15, 2014 Share #1 Posted December 15, 2014 I have a different sort of request for some information. I've been a professional illustrator and military collector for over 30 years, so I have a good basic familiarity with the subject but some of the details are elusive. I currently have an assignment to illustrate a story about a newly-enlisted soldier (joined in April 1917) in the Connecticut National Guard. The scene I am illustrating shows our subject with his two-day pass at an end and heading off on foot to pick up his two buddies who also had joined the Connecticut National Guard. I am assuming that he wears the typical wool OD uniform with leg wraps, and the campaign hat (the overseas hat not yet being issued until arrival in France?) The detail I need is fairly mundane. What would this soldier use to take his few personal effects back and forth from his base to home and back on a two-day pass? A duffle bag seems too large and cumbersome but I'm at a loss to either find a reference for what smaller piece of military "luggage" would be used for what would amount to being an "overnight bag." I very much appreciate any help or suggestions. Thanks! - C. Skinner Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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