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Does anyone have a WWI photo of Doughboys wearing kilts? I just ran across this passage in a local county history and thought it would be interesting to see if there were any examples out there.

 

"Dear Mother;

Edinburgh, Scotland, December 22, 1918.
Am leaving here for Liverpool tomorrow after a week spent in the picturesque highlands of Scotland. Leaving Liverpool on Monday, we took the train for Aberdeen, arriving there at 2 p. m. Tuesday after a rail journey of thirteen hours. We stopped Tuesday night at the Waverly Hotel and saw a good show at the Tivoli theater. Wednesday we went out to see the town. First, we visited the Bridge of Balgownie, built in the year 800. It's still in good condition and is interesting chiefly from the fact that Robert Bruce led his army across it to the battle of Culloden. In a little stone hut at the foot of the bridge was a photographer's shop. Here we stopped and had our pictures taken in kilts, the one we wore being the dress uniform of the Gordon Highlanders. Will send you one of them when I get back. "

 

 

 

 

 

" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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YES! I just saw one of those photos pop up here on the forum and wondered the back story. Let me see if I can find where it was posted!

 

Edit, was on the FB page. Photo is on a German style RPPC, so possible that it's a reprint this officer had made while in the Army of Occupation.

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YES! I just saw one of those photos pop up here on the forum and wondered the back story. Let me see if I can find where it was posted!

 

Edit, was on the FB page. Photo is on a German style RPPC, so possible that it's a reprint this officer had made while in the Army of Occupation.

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Thanks! I thought I remembered seeing one also.

" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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This practice carried over in to WWII.... From the photo album of 1LT Charles Bowser who served in the 501st PIR

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NCDU

UDT

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FSSF

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OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

FSSF

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I will pay top dollar for original WWII items pertaining to:

 

OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

FSSF

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