This is a British soldiers leather jerkin which is a lovely war time used example. The jacket is pretty much complete it has all its buttons but one is a replacement the fabric and leather is damaged in places with holes from lots of use and does have some moth also has what looks like paint on it from post war it still retains its nice original colours the jacket has been well used and has a lot general wear and tear and dirt on it from being stored for many years. The jerkin is the later war make 1942-43 and a very nice example still very solid not braking up or falling apart perfect for display or any collection. The jerkin was found on a Brocante in the town of Abbeville in Northern France from the battle in around August-September 1944.
Abbeville was liberated by Free Polish troops around 3 September 1944. Days before German sappers had blown up much of the airfield to prevent it from falling into Allied hands undamaged. Soon after the liberation repairs to the damage to the airfield were made.
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