World War I History And War Uniforms
The World War I, also known as First World War or Great War, was fought between many countries from 1914 until 1918 when the war ended. The WWI started in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, shot the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, along with his wife, Sophie. Franz’s murder led to a conflict throughout Europe.
The war broke out between Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire on one side (Central Powers) and Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan, and the United States (Allied Powers) on the other side.
The Allied Powers (Great Britain team) were victorious in 1918 when the World War 1 ended but unlike other wars, there were huge casualties along with destruction.
Unlike today’s technology to produce all weather uniforms for protections and safety, each country that took part in the Great War 1 depended on khaki, wool, leather or steel to make army uniforms, gears and equipment for their troops.
Whether it was ww1 German uniforms, Spanish American war uniform, ww1 British uniforms, Russian officer uniform, or even the ww1 US uniform, all had a distinctive style of army clothing to identify them and also to provide a level of protection during the Great War.
Just as the Territorial Army had a distinctive army uniform to identify their country, similarly each army had pipes and drums uniform during World War i. Most of the pipe band consisted of band members playing pipers and bagpipes, some playing tenor and bass drums.
Pipe band and the pipe band uniform initially started in the British army and later it was adopted in other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and the US. The pipe bands were started to keep high morale and spirits of their military soldiers and regiments. Pipe band kilts, the knee-high skirt worn specially by the Scottish pipe band members have never been so popular.
Replicaters are one of the most popular pipe band replica uniform suppliers for US, UK, and collectors and Re-enactors around the world.
Among all countries that participated in the First World War, British army were best equipped and trained. The British army apparel, gears are most popular and sought after from the WW1 history.
Replica of the British military uniforms, Australian ww1 repro uniforms, World War 2 reenactment gears, ww1 German reenactment gear, can be bought online as well as made to order from ww1 Re-enactor replica army uniform makers like Replicaters.
Replicaters, as a World War army uniform reproduction maker, have seen a recent spurt in demand for WW2 German Luftwaffe uniforms, tunic and side caps. They specialise in making reproductions of Luftwaffe greatcoat, Luftwaffe cuff-ties, peak and side caps, Tropical uniforms, Jackets, breadbags and gears, patch, and officer hats.
Just so you all know, Luftwaffe was the Air force of the Germany during the World War II. When Luftwaffe was officially made as the third part of the Wehrmacht, the Germany’s unified armed forces, they wanted a distinct uniform to differentiate between the armed forces as well as between the military and civilian flyers.