Uniforme Français 1940 équipement M35 – Présentation d’uniforme

Uniforme Français 1940 équipement M35 – Présentation d’uniforme

Hello everyone and welcome to this new video of uniform presentation. Today, I will present the 1940 French uniform with the equipment 1935. First of all, I have to specify certain elements, as usual. This video is only a base for you to build your uniform. In no case is it a Bible that will spare the purchase of books, magazines or even to do research on the Internet. You will find elements already presented in the first video on the 1940 French uniform, this because the equipment has not evolved on all points. However, since each video is independent, you don’t need to start with the other video to enjoy this one. This video may have been made with the help of several friends who are experts in this field, which I also thank for their support, I am not immune to making mistakes. Feel free to comment so we can all learn. Prepare your arguments. I will only show what I wear to avoid a video that would last two hours and that would cost thousands of euros, and you will find all the elements presented in a list in the description with the corresponding timing. HISTORY The period between the declaration of war of the allies to the Germans on September 3rd, 1939, and the German offensive of May 10th, 1940, is called “funny war”. This expression would come from the journalist Roland Dorgelès, but could also be the result of a misunderstanding with English phoney war (or false war), which could be badly pronounced and give “funny war”. Hitler launched the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, without a declaration of war, provoking the reaction of France and the United Kingdom. They have no choice, and declare war on Germany. But rather than launching an offensive, the French have preferred, despite a Saar offensive, stay behind the Maginot line, despite a protocol signed by the French and the Polish signed in May 1939. A first proof that the headquarter of the time wasn’t ready for the World War II. Hitler chases the victories in the East, with the help of the USSR and the German-Soviet pact, to finally turn to the West, but he must postpone his offensive several times, taking Poland, and the front remains calm for several months. The Allies are entrenched behind the Maginot line when the Germans are entrenched behind the Siegfried line. Only small skirmishes are to be reported between reconnaissance patrols, making about 2000 victims, some of disease. The Germans will record the loss of 196 soldiers and 114 missing after a small counter-offensive of the first German army from 16 to 24 October 1939. At sea, two naval battles are fatal for two British ships are sunk in September and October, making a total of 950 dead. Meanwhile, as part of the blockade strategy, the Allies want to cut off Germany’s iron ore supplies, and thus plan to reach Sweden via the port of Narvik, Norway. But the Germans advanced this attack of the allies, and were able to put the allies in check, except in Narvik, where the French and Polish managed to gain a foothold in the city but for a short time. The operation is then dismantled and the troops repatriated to France. It should be noted that the French violated international law by undermining Norwegian territorial waters, a country that has continuously affirmed its desire to remain neutral. In January 1940, the French commander in chief, General Gamelin, warned, through the Belgian and a German plane crash, that they had recovered German military instructions for an attack by the Ardennes. On March 8, a confirmation message from King Leopold III in person reached Gamelin, but the French General Staff did not take it into account. And it’s May 10, 1940 that the Germans attack through the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, violating by the way their neutrality, to reach Sedan. French MP Pierre Taittinger reported weaknesses in the sector in April, but nothing helped. The campaign of France was launched and ended June 22, 1940 by an armistice. UNIFORM The French army, in 1940, had two types of equipment. You have already seen the first version, with equipment mostly recovered from the 1st war. But between the wars, many improvements were made on the 1916 equipment to make it more comfortable to wear, and especially to avoid cross straps, as we could have with the bag and the canteen. The idea was to centralize everything on the belt. So there was equipment 1916 modified 1934, then 1935; to finally reach a brand new equipment model 1935. Only the ANP31 remained on the shoulder, allowing a quick use when needed. The armament was also reviewed with the appearance of the MAS 36 to replace the guns from the 1910s. The pants model 1938 appeared in April 1939 and was distributed from the winter of 1939-1940 for all unmounted troops, and sometimes some mounted troops. It’s made of khaki wool cloth lined with a white sheet inside the belt and calves. A lace will help to close the calf and thus facilitate the application of the putties. It closes with 5 iron buttons and a ring for a hook. A martingale at the back will allow a first tightening, and a belt can be added in more than a pair of braces, here German model, very similar to the braces of the time. It’s from February 1918 that the 1917 model boots were endowed, until 1939 without any modification. The leather can then vary, it can be granulated, tawny, black, etc. The main material is tawny leather. The laces are leather but the laces cotton will be allowed after 1912. Model 1917 boots are studded with round head nails on the front of the sole when square nails are used for the heel. This is a reproduction made by an individual, and the nailing was done by me with nails found on ebay. It will be very hard to find original 1917 model boots in good condition, and it would be even more unfortunate to wear them. The belts were used from 1915 throughout the French army. They are made of khaki cloth and their length is 220cm for a maximum width of 14,5cm. The two bands are symmetrical and have a strong canvas or sheepskin reinforcement on the part touching the shoe to limit wear. The other end will have a white cotton ribbon 150cm long to attach the band to the calf. You will find in the description the tutorial video that I made to learn how to set up these famous bands. The shirt M35, appeared in October 35, is the regulatory shirt worn by the entire French army, sufficiently worked to allow its wearing without the mantle in cantonment. It has two breast pockets and no shoulder straps. It closes with three buttons at the front, is made of cotton. Having no original M35, I chose to take a model 48, which I converted to model 35, hence the absence of button at the back of the collar. The buttons to press the collar on the shirt are, for their part, well present. A regatta tie will be worn over the shirt, here converted from a copy of Afrika Korps tie. The Model 1938 overcoat officially appeared in July 1939. It was distributed from the winter of 1939-1940 and was intended to replace the 1920 model modified 35. It will have some notable differences: the straight cut reminiscent of the officer’s coat, which will be closed by 5 big buttons. The collar and cuffs on the sleeves will also be wider. The coat will be lined with white cotton and two chest pockets are located inside, in addition to two large side pockets. Note that this coat wasn’t distributed before the mobilization, so it was only worn in May 1940. It’s, however, very likely that the 151st Infantry Regiment, represented here and recognizable by the collar tabs, had touched them, as they had advanced equipment. This is a slightly reworked Chinese reproduction. The side cap model 1918 arrived in August 1918 from French soldiers. This is a piece of wool cut to cover the head when the helmet is not worn. Some troops with traditional caps will not touch it, as they already have berets. The 1918 model replaces the previous model, the 1891/15, and will be easily recognizable because, once laid flat, it will have a rectangular shape. However, it wasn’t impossible to find other forms of side caps, from trade or craft manufacturing. A sweatband is placed inside to avoid irritating the forehead with the wool. Ultimate evolution of the model 1923 helmet, the Adrian M26 helmet is here endowed with a M37 rondache. The helmet M26 is the most representative helmet of the campaign of France, and except exception, is painted with a khaki color. The sheepskin liner is independent of the shell and is fixed by means of hooks sewn on the cap, hooks which slip in spring-blades riveted on the shell. There were 3 shell sizes (B, C or D) for 9 liner sizes. (54 to 62) The helmet is made of manganese steel to allow maximum flexibility of the steel and prevent it from breaking. The crest so characteristic was realized, meanwhile, aluminum, where an aluminum color that can easily stand out on some helmets. EQUIPMENT The equipment 1935 appeared after many researches to unify the equipment to the maximum despite the specificities of each. Thus, the MG gunner and crew gunner will have the same equipment as the fielder. It will also be distributed to engineering but on very rare occasions. The pouches have been improved, to avoid having a pouch model 16 in the back, obviously impossible to use properly. The elements presented here are sometimes reproduction, sometimes of the original, these elements being very difficult to find, even in reproduction. The model 35 pouches can carry 18 clips for 7.5 or 8mm, so 90 cartridges in all. They are symmetrical, except for the fixing system, allowing them to join together. You can see two clips of different types: Berthier or Lebel, and MAS36. Under the pouch will be placed a ring, on which will be hung the model 1935 canteen by means of leather straps provided with a hook, which will replace the strap slung of the previous equipment. The canteen is 2L, is made of steel and has a cover made of khaki cloth. The whole thing will be hooked on a belt Mle 1903/14, maintained by a trapezoidal pass allowing to support the webbing and the lateral equipments. Straps Mle 1892/1914 with 9 holes will support the weight of the webbing. It’s a little misplaced here, excuse me for not having eyes in the back. An M35 bag is placed on the left side of the webbing. It has two pockets on the front in addition to a large pocket. The leather strap between the pockets will be used to carry a possible MG Rifle accessory, such as a stand or a vertical shooting stand. The main pocket will contain the mess kit and the cup, both in aluminum, and model 1935. The mess kit consists of three elements and comes to replace the model 1852 mess kit. The cup, meanwhile, is provided with two articulated handles. It’s aluminum and is not bulky, but it’s not practical at all to use. This is two original elements that belonged to one of my ancestors, both are dated 1936, manufactured in Paris. MG magazines, as well as additional grenades or ammunition may also be carried in the pouch, in the outer pockets. Under the musette is the modified bayonet M1886/15 for the Berthier rifle. It’s stored in a steel scabbard, arranged in a leather frog. The handle of the bayonet is tombac, hence the name 1915. This accessory is obviously not present on the equipment of a MAS36 gunner. It will be nicknamed “Rosalie” by collectors, although this name is not official. The Normal Protection Device model 31 or ANP31 was an anti-gas mask contained in a pouch specially designed for this purpose. It’s worn on the left side and the strap, passed over the shoulder, will be placed above all the equipment already installed. So if you wear the M35 upper and lower bags, which you will discover after, the ANP31 musette will be added after placing the bags. But you can discover here the combat configuration of the soldier, without his package in the back. In the bag will be transported the anti-gas mask, a cartridge M35, a flexible tube to connect the two, one or two tubes of ointment against vesicants on the side pockets, and spare glasses. Note that the tube is not required to wear your mask, but it’s more comfortable, to magazine the cartridge in the bag, provided for this purpose thanks to the presence of a corrugated metal plate in the bottom. This made it possible to avoid suffocation by suction of the bag. Remember to remove the caps from the cartridge before hoping to breathe in. But of course, you will understand that it’s not prudent to breathe in a mask so old, otherwise it will end badly. It was little or not used in 1940, but remained in the soldiers’ equipment, the first war being still in the minds. You can see here an overview of the complete package, said exceptional, the lower bag being intended to be transported in vehicles. The upper bag was carried in the field by the whole troop, with the exception of the mounted orders and the nurses. It has two side pockets to carry extra ammunition, and the individual tent will be carried in the main pocket, with the side cap, the Mle 36 jersey, the toilet kit and the rifle cleaning kit. The lower bag will include other spare clothes, a pair of casual shoes, a sewing kit and other small equipment. The lower bag is hooked directly to the upper bag by means of hooks. The upper bag is hung on the front of the pouches by means of two-part shoulder straps, both with hooks. If like me, you don’t have all the material to put in the package: put your civilian clothes! The rifle Berthier 07/15 modified 1916 is the rifle most used during the campaign of France in 1940. The first version of this rifle suffered from a major problem: his magazine was only 3 cartridges capacity, while the Lebel could carry 8 cartridges, even 10. A magazine was added in early 1916, bringing the number of cartridges capacity to 5. Hence the new name 07/15 M16 if it’s an old modified version, as here, or Berthier Mle 1916 if the magazine was natively installed on it. Between the two wars, the rifle received several functional modifications: The sighting devices were modified in 1920 and the cartridge was modified in 1932. Modified rifles will therefore receive an “N” marking on the toner to differentiate them. A new version, the 07/15 M34, was chambered in 7.5mm. But although manufactured to 50,000 copies, this model was only used by fortress troops mainly. The Berthier was massively used during the fighting of 1940, and it will be his last important battles in front line. It will then be used for training after the war. It weighs 4.2kg loaded, and can accommodate the bayonet 1886/15, giving a total length of 1m85, and its practical range is 250m, for a useful range of 2000m. As long as the Lebel, it’s unwieldy and finesse earned him the nickname “fishing rod”. This is a category C rifle, legally owned by an owner with a firing license. The particularity of a rifle cartridge is that it can be used by machine guns to avoid multiplying the calibres. Thus the 8×50 Lebel reached its limit with the use of Chauchat. So it was decided to develop a new cartridge, which could work both in a rifle and also in an MG. It’s thus in 1929 that appeared the 7,5x54mm, cartridge which will be used by the rifle which will replace the Berthier 07/15. Thus, March 17, 1936 is finally adopted the 7.5 mm rifle model 1936, after several years of study. Manufactured exclusively by the Manufacture d’Armes de St Etienne, it will be known under the name “MAS 36”. The manufacture began in 1938 with a very low rate, which is why there were only 63,000 rifles delivered in September 1939. In June 1940, a maximum of 430,000 rifles manufactured will be achieved, but few will eventually distributed. The Germans use the copies seized in the arsenals under the name Gewehr 242 (f) to equip the troops of the militia and the secondary lines. The French of Free France will have a few rifles that will serve in North Africa. With a length of 1m, for a weight of 3.72kg, the MAS 36 had a practical range of 300m and had, too, a magazine of 5 shots. A cruciform bayonet is placed to the front, and unlocks with a push button system. There are two major versions of MAS 36, the version before 1945 being called “1st type” by collectors. In the changes, we can find: change of the front sight, simplification of the rear sight, the trigger guard was machined before and was then replaced by a trigger plate made of sheet metal, change of the front piece and change of the front grenadiere. This rifle is also of category C, just as legal. CONCLUSION The constitution of a 1940 French uniform can be laborious. Indeed, some elements of uniforms are now available in reproduction, which wasn’t the case before 2015, but the equipment remains complicated to find, even in reproduction. That’s why you can see an assembly between uniform parts and reproduced equipment and other original ones. If you don’t know where to buy M1917 breeches, you can also, as on my first video, use French model boots from 1945, quite similar to the M1917 boots, except at the nailing, but another solution is the use of German M1944 boots, on which you can rework the studding. The M1938 coat was only rarely used, so it will be necessary to focus on the more widely used M1920 coat. However, I chose to show this model to make a comparison between the two, this provision having been used. You will find BTW the same passers to fix the belt, as well as the same buttons on the hips to roll up the sides of the coat in the front. The armament used here being of category C, it’s logically not usable in reenactment, except with the use of the french “card of the collector”. Except that this card is not compatible with a shooting license, it will remain a problem to have this type of weapons in reenactment. So, opt instead for neutralized weapons, failing to have, for the moment, interesting reproductions. The ammunition is here original, but it’s however possible to reproduce them in resin by molding, or by 3D printing, so as to fill all your pouches. The majority of collectors call the Adrian helmet “model 26” when the stewardship of the time always saw it as an improved version of the 1923 model. On this set of equipment, the M35 bag, the canteen straps and the pouches are reproductions, when the rest is original, or acquired by Internet or by family inheritance. Perhaps you will find a upper M35 bag, but be careful to have the suspenders to go with, otherwise it will be unusable. The latter exist in reproduction but are also difficult to find. The tent, equipped with its rope, its mats and hooks are here arranged with a garment brush and a sewing kit, they are intended to fill the upper bag, when spare clothes will be to be placed in the lower bag if you wish to carry it with you. This bag is totally optional for your uniform, it was only rarely worn, and never in combat. The ANP31 bag and the two upper and lower bags are also originals, the anti-gas mask is an original, but the tube that can be guessed in the musette is a Soviet tube, very similar and less fragile. Concerning the MAS36, one of the important modifications during the development of the 2nd type was the addition of a hole in the bayonet support. Indeed, since the locking press buttons are symmetrical, it was possible to assemble two rifles end to end, without any possibility to disassemble. Thus the button allowed, with the aid of a tool, to unlock at least one of the bayonets. Here is what concludes this uniform video review, I hope you’ll like it! If so, don’t hesitate to leave a blue thumb, a comment, to subscribe and share this video! If you want to support me so that I can always present you more material, I invite you to discover my page Tipeee, it’s very important for me, maybe not for you but for me yes. This will allow you to help me as much on the form as on the content of my videos. I would also like to thank Adjudant Tom for his participation in the first part of this video. Note, and Tom really impressed me, he realized this part in less than 24 hours. Tom, you have earned all my respect, it’s with pleasure that I will collaborate again with you. And maybe one day, it will be even you who will advertise me. I feel that you can go far. Do not hesitate to go see his channel, to give a thunder of subscriptions and blue thumbs. You will see, you won’t be disappointed! For my part, I’ll see you soon for a new airsoft gun, Denix video review, uniforms and VIP presentations! Bye! Directed by Neo035 With the invaluable help of Vincent and Adjudant Tom Thanks to Mireille and Yves for the framing. Thanks to my Tipeurs I boast but it’s not even mine!

45 Replies to “Uniforme Français 1940 équipement M35 – Présentation d’uniforme”

  1. Honnêtement j'm'attendais pas à un deuxième uniforme de 40, mais bluffé ! D'ailleurs j'ai l'impression que la vidéo est plus dynamique que les précédentes, chapeau!

  2. Merci pour le cameo neo 😁 au plaisir de retravailler avec toi. Je rajoute que j'ai monté l'extrait en 24h et en étant malade lol

  3. L'adjudant Tom je l'ai rencontré à la made in asia dans la file pour voir le mont corvo 😛
    je connaissais pas encore sa chaîne du coup

  4. Très bonne vidéo, super travail
    Super le mas36 soit dit en passant, en plus, ceux en calibre d'origine ça courre pas les rues, on en voit surtout en 30-284 😁

  5. Magnifique uniforme super boulot réalisé la pourras-tu faire aussi une vidéo de tuto comment mettre ses guêtres us pour ceux qui ne savent pas le faire continue comme ça Neo encore une fois super boulot à bientôt

  6. Très belle vidéo ! Par contre c'est fait exprès les cartouchieres toutes neuves ? Parce que honnêtement ca gâche un peu la tenue, alors que quand tu regardes le sac supérieur mdl35 originale le cuir est vachement plus beau. Sinon continue comme ca néo merci !

  7. Des fois je me dis qu'est ce qu'il se passerait si tu remontais le temps et te rendais sur un champ de bataille correspondant à la nation et à la date précise de sortie de ton uniforme et que les soldats te voyaient, ta phrase d'excuse serait "mon peloton a été décimé, je suis le dernier en vie de celui-ci (tu leur informerais que tu as perdu ton arme et tes papiers"
    Soit il te prendrait pour un espion vu que ta réplique d'uniforme ne serait pas tout à fait identique
    Soit ils seraient confus car ils ne te trouvent dans aucun fichier
    Soit tu serais pris pour un espion vu que tu ne sais ni parler allemand, italien, russe…(et toutes les autres langues)
    Ou dernière situation tout le monde te croirait et serait vraiment confus

  8. Tu peux faire un uniforme de pilote soviétique où de tankist soviétique. Merci d'avance sinon continue comme ça j'adore se que tu fais 😊😊😊👌👌👌

  9. Que penses tu des représentations de l'armée Française uniformément parlant dans les films du style la septième compagnie …?

  10. Super vidéo même en connaissant ces équipements je ne m'attendais pas à voir une vidéo sur ceux ci .En tout cas ça fait plaisir de voir une vidéo sur cet période que je trouve trop souvent oubliée malgré le sacrifice de nombreux hommes (comme "l'équipage" de l'ouvrage de la Ferté ). Enfin bref je termine mon pavé pour dire que les Ardennes on est vraiment le paillasson de la France et encore une fois super vidéo

  11. Si on avait des répliques airsoft d'armes françaises de la seconde guerre… qu'est-ce que ce serait la classe avec un tel uniforme!

  12. Très bonne vidéo comme d'habitude ! Juste les vareuses modèles 1938/39 furent elles utilisés au combats ou bien juste en cantonnement ?!

  13. Super vidéo comme toujours !
    Les plans que ont a retrouvé c’était le plan d’offensive qui avait été prévue au début
    Il voulait faire comme en 1914 lors du plan schliffen
    Et c’est suite à ça que après ils sont passés par les Ardennes

  14. Super Vidéo ! Pourquoi pas un uniforme colonial des Forces Françaises libre lors des Campagnes de Dakar , Tchad , Gabon , Érythrée , Syrie . Cela serait intéressant !

  15. Sur certaine review de répliques tu parle de batterie qui se trouve dans la croce ou autre les répliques servent de collection pourquoi une batterie ??? Quelqun peut me'repondre svp aussi est ce que sur le replique denix il y a des batteries ?

  16. Je me demandais, si les brodequin ont un renfort au talon d’Achille est quelque chose de trouvable a l'époque ?

  17. Quand on sait que la Belgique a tenter de prévenir la France et que l'Etat major français a ignorer. C'est pire qu'une erreur tactique, c'est de la bêtise pure.

  18. Tu es sûre que la Belgique était neutre car il avait stationner des char français et char belge et anglais

  19. The instant, friends the Frenchmen. I am Russian and study history. You perhaps do not know it, but in the city of Stalingrad, there is a ' home of Pavlov '. The German soldiers could not take it from September 23rd till November 25th. 31 soldiers defended the home. Near a home, more German soldiers died, it was during the capture of Paris. I want to say to you. Us, Russians, us remember of Munich, on 1938. We know that France helped Hitler to construct a militaristic machine. France and England – you helped Hitler to take power. You gave metal in Saar, in Austria in gold, in Czechoslovakia in industry. France and England – being not punished for having triggered off the Second World war. If you do not want to remember, it is your misfortune. Please, learn your history better. OR – if you forget – war can be again.

    Be carefull with the History. Molotov-Ribbentrop happened after your destructive politics – you and England

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