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Creator's Comments:"As part of my WWII US GI stock work, these images constitute a member of the US Army serving in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) in late 1944, early 1945. During this period of time, severe gasoline shortages for the Allies resulted in resupply priority being given to petrol over things like the M43 combat uniform, and during one of the coldest winters on record the Germans launched a bold counter offensive. Often equipped in summer uniforms and rarely, if ever, supplied with gloves or any other amenities we take for granted, Allied forces (not just the US, mind) endured and eventually routed Axis forces, and by Spring 1945, the war in Europe was drawing to a close. A bit of trivia for you; Favored by General Omar Bradley, the M1939 Overcoat proved impractical, hard to move in, and not very effective in combat situations. Mine is a replica made from a post war French version with synthetic lining in the sleeves. It is, however, just as impractical and bulky, as the real deal. "