after following this forum for a long time silently I finally got around to create an account, primarily because I am seeking help with some questions that have been bugging me for too long:
Being inspired by Miniarts new offering with their GIs in rain gear I wanted to create a diorama in the rainy final days of the Second World War with some allied soldiers and a small armored car. However I’m not a big fan of the American light armor of the War, M8s, M20s, M2s, M3s and the slew of Jeeps with improvised armor. However I do like the range of British armored cars and as I could not find any Allied Army that used British Armor und US made uniforms I was quickly faced with the question of that kind of rain gear was issued to Commonwealth Units in the ETO. With Britain being the kind of country it is I found surprisingly little information in the subject wich is why I turned to you guys.
- are there any comprehensive (preferably free) sources on this subject I haven`t found yet?
- so far it seems to me commonwealth troops only used short waterproof capes with small differences between them nation by nation, was American pattern rainwear used aswell?
- I have a really hard time finding period pictures showing this gear in use on the frontlines, can anybody help me out?
Thanks in advance to anybody helping me out with researching this niche subject!