Uniforme M43 Bastogne – Review d’uniforme

Uniforme M43 Bastogne – Review d’uniforme

Hello everyone and welcome to this new video of uniform presentation. You’ve all seen Band of Brothers, including the two episodes taking place in and around Bastogne. Discover the uniform they wore: this is the M43 uniform in winter version. First of all, I must warn you: This is only a base that will serve you to build your uniform: I don’t pretend to know everything about the outfit, it will not save you to buy books, and magazines specialized and researches on Internet. If you have remarks or corrections to make, don’t hesitate to comment on the video. Comments also can be instructive! I’ll only present what I wear to avoid you a video that would last two hours. Don’t forget that there may be other elements on my uniform, but I chose a selection according to the historical reality, but also my tastes. You can be inspired by pictures of this time. But don’t forget it’s not because an equipment doesn’t exist in a photo that it has never been worn (as long as it is not anachronistic), and it is not because one element is in photo that it was regulation. You can find the kit list with the corresponding timings in the description of this video. Historical On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched Operation “Wacht am Rhein” and attacked by surprise in the Belgian Ardennes. By pushing back the conscription from 16 to 60 years for men, he managed to build 25 new Volksgrenadier divisions, and amassed 240,000 men and 500 tanks, including the new Tiger II to achieve a specific goal: to reach The port of Antwerp. From the first hours of the assault on December 16, the effect of surprise is total, beyond all expectations. The American Front is protected by only six divisions, three of which are totally new, spread over 135 km. This allowed the Germans to sink 40km into the allied lines on the first day. In an effort to stop the German advance, the 101st Airborne Division, stationed at Mourmelon-le-Grand, was sent to Bastogne, a key point in the region. She is temporarily commanded by Brigadier General Mac Auliffe in the absence of General Taylor. The Allied forces were quickly encircled by the Fifth Panzer Armee, surpassed in number and devoid of clothing for the winter. Because of the terrible weather, Allied forces in the backyard couldn’t properly supply the encircled troops. Mac Auliffe had neither minefields nor aviation, but the in-depth staggering of the defense, the mobile reserve, the infantry-artillery cooperation, allowed him to be constantly on guard. On 22 December, German parliamentarians came to ask for the surrender of Bastogne under threat of destruction of the city, and received an end of not receiving from Mac Auliffe. He replied “Nuts”. On December 26, the Germans renew their attacks in vain in the western sector of Bastogne. An advanced column of General Patton’s 3rd Army succeeded in breaking through to Bastogne on 26 December, reinforcing the defenders of the city, thus establishing a narrow corridor of communication. With the fracture of the encirclement, the men of the 101st were hoping to be relieved, but they were ordered to continue the offensive and were replaced only after the liberation of Noville. Veterans from the 101st Airborne told they didn’t need the Patton’s help. But I think it has furnished a good help… UNIFORM M43 outfit appeared in September 1944 and was used for the first time by airborne troops during Operation Market Garden. It was preserved until the end of the war, and the paratroopers had a slightly different version of the uniforms distributed to the infantry Of course, it was possible to find effects of Normandy after this period. Thus M42 outfits could be used until the end of the war. The trousers M43 is the evolution of the M37 mustard pants. Made in cotton, it is less expensive to manufacture than the model previously made in wool. It is olive-green in color and has different systems: buttons for suspenders; and loops for belt. This is an “officer” type belt, the “troop” belt is slightly different. Cargo pockets have been added for the parachutist versions of the M43 pants, as well as additional straps, to keep the pockets against the thighs. One of the sling was lost, I replaced it with a new homemade, hence the difference in color. This is a copy of pants received already patina of origin, and not washed for a little while. Mustard trousers can be worn underneath in the event of extreme col Introduced in November 1943, they didn’t arrive on the front before the invasion of Normandy. They replace the leather low boots, thus avoiding the wearing of M1938 gaiters. Leggings close by two buckles (hence the name of the shoe), covering the ankle and protecting better than the low boots previously used. Don’t hesitate to use impregnite to give them a less new appearance, or use shoe polish to tint them in dark brown. They are made of leather and should therefore be treated as the low boots. The sole is glued and sewn, and the heel also has nails. The M37 shirt, also known as the “mustard shirt”, is a standard garment worn by all American troops on the ground during the World War II. It is a wool shirt with two pockets on the chest to store personal documents or a wallet. Some models have an anti-gas flap, to be attached to the inside in addition to the conventional buttons. Be careful when washing your shirt, it is better not to pass them to the washing machine. This is a rather well-reproduced american copy. The M43 jacket is the other item from the M1943 collection, the result of many years of development and experimentation to replace the M41 jacket, which is completely inadequate for combat. The cotton jacket features 4 pockets with black Bakelite buttons. The first M43 jackets arrived in Europe in February / March 1944 for on-site testing, but it was distributed on a large scale from September 1944. A cord at the waist allows extra clamping to keep heat to a minimum. The ranks of corporals sewn on the sleeves are noted: these are low visibility wool grades, but the classical grades can be quite suitable. The more your M43 jacket will be used, the lighter it will become, the older ones can become beige. The US paratroopers had only a few winter gear in Bastogne, but they were lucky enough to have an oliv drav wool scarf and a knitted woolen cap called Beanie. Called model M41, it was standardized after February 1942, and was intended to be worn under the M1 helmet. It had already been endowed since the landing in Normandy, hence its presence here. Adopted June 9, 1941 to replace the helmet model 1917 A1. It’s lined with a stainless steel rod after December 1942 to improve its antimagnetic properties. The ream is placed at the front of the helmet until 1944, then it will be placed in the back. But no chance to find them in Europe. The painted pike means that this soldier belongs to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. It is equipped with fixed jugular legs, and then movable after October 1943. A light helmet, also called liner, comes to place inside. The first model was not adjustable, when the second was used to adjust the headband to the size of the soldier’s head. The woolen coat, called Overcoat, was standardized in 1939, while its first version dates from 1927. The overcoat was distributed to each soldier in his package to allow him to protect himself from the cold. It has two large slanted pockets, epaulettes and a martingale at the back. A modification of 1942 allowed the replacement of brass buttons with green plastic buttons. Its weight, once impregnated with snow, or once the mantle was wet, did not encourage the soldiers to use this garment, since the M43 jacket is often preferred because it is lighter. It was thus used mainly for dress outfit and service. But it is not impossible to find him in the battle of the Ardennes, of course. Regulatory gloves distributed in the US Army, they are wool on top and leather on the underside. These are French post-war gloves, recognizable by the fact that the leather covers the entire interior of the hand. The original US models cover only the apple of the hand and the fingers. EQUIPMENT Each soldier had to carry the webbing matching with the weapon, or his role in a squad. Thus, we can find the same configuration as the breaking used in Normandy by the paratroopers US. On the other hand, we doesn’t find the shoulders pads, fragile pieces that didn’t hold after the battle of Normandy. Note that the belt should be positioned above the buttons on the back of the Overcoat. This is a post-war French Overcoat with original brass buttons, my original Overcoat US being too small for me. The Garand M1923 belt allows you to transport 10 clips of 8 cartridges. The M1 bayonet stowed in its M7 scabbard appeared in March 1943. This is a rubber model so as not to carry a real weapon to the belt. The M1942 canteen with its black plastic cap is slipped into an aluminum cup, all in a M1910 reinforced case for paratroopers. The M36 suspenders is attached to the Garand belt by means of the upper eyelets. The M1943 folding shovel is stored in an original late manufacturing case. It should be placed on the right side of your body, aligned with the leg, so you can sit without damage. A first aid kit is stored in a M1924 pouch. It is placed on the front of the webbing so that it is quickly accessible by the medic in case of injury. The Garand belt is equipped with 10 pockets each allowing to receive a clip of Garand. This one contains 8 cartridges of 30.06. Each sleeve has two locks with different press buttons. This may sound annoying, but more secure the clips in the belt. Small particularity for parachutists: a second first aid kit is placed on the suspenders. At the base made for the tank crews, the M7 holster is an evolution of the Holster M3, which includes a strap in addition, passing all around the waist. It contains a Colt 1911 A1 airsoft from KWC/Cybergun, you will be able to find the different review of this airsoft gun in the description of this video. It will be useful when you don’t have place for a belt holster, all the eyelets being already occupied, these being few on a Garand belt. Only the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne could have Colt 1911 A1, even as simple soldiers. The infantry and the other airborne divisions had different rules. A M1918 pouch is placed on one of the straps of the M7 holster, to have the additional magazines available. This is more practical than carrying the pouch at the back of the Garand belt. Firstly planned for officers, the M36 Musette was adopted by US paratroopers to replace the Havresack, considered too impractical, especially when jumping by parachute. The M36 bag is supposed to contain the soldier’s combat rations, but could also contain all the extra little material, which doesn’t fit in the pockets. The TL-122 lamp is contained on the outer pocket, and can have several color filters to avoid being spotted at night. The GP bag for General Purpose is a bag made of strong canvas. It can carry a surplus of ammunition and grenades. The musette can be worn as a shoulder strap with its strap (which can also be used to carry a Musette M36 in shoulder strap), or to the belt or any other element of the webbing thanks to its hooks. It contains here the cover of my camera! The M1 Garand rifle is the US Army’s first semi-automatic rifle. It was developed in 1934, then patented in 1936 to replace the Springfield M1903, which dated before the World War I. Weighing 4.9kg, it is powered by clips of 8 cartridges of 30.06. It was the most produced weapon for the US Army infantry during the WWII, with about 5.5 million copies produced between 1936 and 1945. It was, however, less precise than its predecessor, the Springfield. For that reason the Garand wasn’t immediately adapted in version sharpshooter. The legend says it was possible to modify his Garand by filing a part to make it shoot automatically. This is an airsoft gun from Marushin, with an original wood. There were, of course, other possible configurations, but this was one of the most widespread. The scarf could be placed around the neck, with the helmet on top, but without the beanie. The helmet used should be a US M1C, with the liner featuring the A-Jokes and the leather chinstrap, but as it was non-existent in the vintage photos, as rows or cut, a classic liner can do the trick. It should be noted that the outfit must be really disgusting to appear credible. The soldiers can’t wash their uniform, the water quickly freezing. SUMMARY The M37 mustard shirt was worn throughout the conflict. It was made of brown wool, hence its name “mustard”. It has two pockets on the chest. The shirts of the time are deliberately long, only consider the width between the two shoulders and the length of the sleeves when you make your order. The length of the shirt must not be taken into account. The dog tags allowed any soldier to be identified at the time of his death. A plaque was intended to remain on the body, while the other was picked up to inform the families of the death. Regular pants were M43 pants, but they weren’t suitable for parachutists, who all added cargo pockets to the sides to carry more equipment. The infantry didn’t necessarily need these pockets, unlike paras that were intended to be dropped into enemy territory, so needed additional rations. Wearing a pair of shoulder straps and a belt is preferable, especially if you carry material in the pockets. The belt shown here is an “officer” type, which is not regulatory. One of the straps of the trousers is not of the same color as the rest, it is homemade, following the loss of the original one. Always fill your pockets to be realistic. Here, socks are used! The buckle boots appeared on the European theater after the summer of 1944, with the M43 outfit. Thus the paratroopers were able to use them in Holland to replace the Corcorans, although these can be found again until the end of the war. Equipped with a rubber sole, these are in fact low boots with two straps and two buckles added. The M43 jacket is placed over the M37 mustard shirt, or over a 5-button olive-drab sweater. This is an evolution of the M42 outfit, distributed in Europe at the end of the summer of 1944. The 4 pockets will carry rations, clothing, spare parts and personal equipment. A tightening tie at the waist allows adjustment as close to the body as possible to keep warm. All the buttons on this jacket are made of black plastic. The Overcoat, created in 1927, was later modified in 1942 to replace brass buttons by green plastic buttons. It’s therefore used as a 1927 model. It is used mainly at the rear, for dress and service, but was frequently used in combat in the event of severe cold. The version I am presenting here is an original dated 1942, but I can’t wear it because it is too small. The trick is to get yourself a post-war French troop coat and change the buttons. The coat can be closed on the left side, but also on the right side thanks to its 2 rows of buttons. A plastic button is located at the bottom to allow a closure of the panels of the coat. The coat didn’t usually have any distinctive badge of unity, but the ranks could be sewn there. The helmet M1 replaces the helmet 1917 A1 in June 1941, and will be equipped with a stainless steel rod after December 42. The scarf, leather gloves and beanie are part of winter equipment that could be used in combat. The webbing regroups all the accessories worn on the belt, with or without straps. It must be adapted to the size of each: a belt that serves as a bra isn’t well regulated. The Garand M1923 belt contains 10 clips of 8 cartridges. The M1 bayonet and its M7 scabbard are attached to the eyelets, just like the M1942 canteen, slipped into its reinforced M1910 case. The M36 suspenders allow the belt to be held at a suitable height and also to attach another first aid kit (specific to US parachutists), as well as to place the M36 bag. The folding shovel M1943, inspired by the German folding shovel, is stored in its case. A first Aid kit is contained in a M1924 pouch, which will be placed on the front of the belt. The M36 bag can carry other equipment such as rations, a poncho, a change of clothes or a toilet. The outside pocket will place a TL-122 lamp, waterproof elbow lamp. It is equipped with several color filters. The M36 bag has adjustable fastening straps, to be fixed to the M36 suspender’s rings. Be careful to tighten these straps to a minimum: a bag should be as high as possible in the back. The General Purpose bag was an option available to some soldiers to carry additional clips, magazines, grenades and smoke. It is best to wear it on the shoulder under the webbing, to keep it against the body to the maximum, to avoid it bother you when running, jumping or crawling. The M7 holster in fawn leather contains here a Colt 1911 A1, a weapon that all the soldiers of the 101st Airborne could carry. Exception that was granted to them, only the officers and the servants of collective arms could carry it in the theory. The holster passes under the left arm, and an adjustable leather strap passes through your back to get back under the right arm, and so hold the holster securely. Given the lack of space available on the belt, this type of holster was much worn at the owners of Garand. The most manufactured rifle in the US Army during the World War II was none other than the M1 Garand rifle developed by John Garand in 1934 and distributed from 1936 to the US Army. It accepts clips of 8 cartridges of 30.06, same caliber as the Browning M1919 machine guns. It was manufactured to 5.5 million copies and can accommodate the bayonet M1 previously presented on its bayonet stud under the gas cylinder. Contrary to what some video games show, it is possible to reload his rifle during clips, thanks to a button located on the left of the body of the rifle. It is the replica of Garand manufactured by Marushin, improved with an original cross reworked to adapt it to the replica. You will be able to find the link of the review in the description of this video. Here’s what concludes this video of uniform presentation. If you liked it, do not hesitate to share it and subscribe to my channel if it has not already been done. Do not hesitate either to react by posting a small comment. If I can not necessarily answer all of them, I nevertheless take the time to read them all. See you soon for a new presentation video of replica and / or uniform and / or board game! Directed by Neo035 Shot by Sonia and Mireille Thank you all for your loyalty!

84 Replies to “Uniforme M43 Bastogne – Review d’uniforme”

  1. un uniforme légendaire, génial !!!
    Mais pourquoi tu ne le présente pas en hiver ? (pour les décors)

  2. Vidéo très intéressante (comme d'habitude) et est que l'on peut s'attendre (dans plus ou moins longtemps) à une présentation de véhicule? Voila merci et continu comme ça!!!

  3. Petite correction certes un détail mais une erreur courante. La ville d'Anvers se dit "Anversse" c'est une erreur très rependue que les français font aussi dans les documentaires.

  4. Très bonne vidéo dynamique et intéressante, vraiment meilleur que tes première vidéo d'uniforme !

  5. Merci beaucoup pour cette présentation d'uniforme​ . Car difficile de trouver une présentation aussi bien .

  6. C'est vraiment cool que tu prennes le temps de faire des vidéos vraiment travaillées alors que de nos jours, les vidéos les plus vues sont des pranks ou des tops…

    Bref, merci de nous apprendre des choses de manière ludique en ces temps d'obscurantisme youtube-ien XD !

  7. Petite correction de ma part concernant la tenue M43 & les buckle boots; certains parachutistes des unités qui composées la 1st ABTF le 15 août 1944 en ont porté (la tenue fut donc inaugurée par les paras pendant l'opération Dragoon). Les tenues étaient camouflées, les pantalon M43 n'avaient pas de poches cargo et les buckle boots étaient portées soit avec l'ensemble M42 soit avec l'ensemble M43.

  8. Très bonne vidéo qui offre une très bonne base! J'aurais (mais c'est personnel) remplacé la musette GP par une musette pour masque anti-gaz M6

  9. super belle présentation ! comme toute les autres ! merci de nous faire partager ta passion au quotidien et à travers tes vidéos !

  10. C'est pas la Carabine M1 l'arme la plus produites pour l'us army pendant la guerre avec 6 millions d'exemplaires ?

  11. Bizarre de présenter un uniforme hiver en été 😁 ! Mais super vidéo (comme d'habitude) vraiment intéressant le point histoire au début et la présentation est très claire et précise. Merci !

  12. j'ai une seul question pourquoi c'est seulement la 101em que les soldats peuvent avoir des armes de poing ?
    La 82em est une unité de para plus expérimenté que la 101em ils devraient eux aussi avoir ce privilège

  13. super vidéo, instructive, travaillé, sans prétention et bien expliqué continue comme ça.
    c'est grâce à tes vidéos que je me suis mis à la reconstitution alors continue.

  14. comme déjà dit je ne m'intéresse qu'à l'airsoft mais les video de présentation d'uniforme sont tellement bien expliquer que ça en devient passionnant !

  15. stp pourrait tu faire une présentation de ľuniforme des commando marine du commando haubert seul soldat français du débarquement # France

  16. Neo tu pourrais nous mettre une de tes parties d'airsoft pour nous montrer comment tu fais et comment ça se fait

  17. Coucou Neo !! Pourrais tu faire une analyse sur les équipements du film Dunkerque qui va sortir ??? Ou même un réplique de leur tenue 😀 merci et continue comme ça !

  18. Petite précision pour la tenue M43, contrairement à l'idée générale, se ne sont pas les paras qui la touchent en premier !
    Mais la 3rd Infantry Division en Italie, qui est équipé de ce nouvel ensemble pour le tester… Et ils récupèrent la tenue M41 pour la campagne suivante, Anvil Dragoon ;)(sauf pour les Buckles, qu'ils ont gardés!)

  19. Salut Ne0 où est ce que je pourrai trouver une capotte française après guerre. Merci d'avance 😀😀

  20. Encore une excellente vidéo!! bonne idée la sacoche pour l’appareil photo!!
    Feras-tu une vidéo sur ton séjour pendant les commémorations en Normandie?

  21. 17:58 Eh bien dit donc Neo tu t'y connais en jeux vidéo ww2 visiblement 😁😁 red orchestra , bf1942 forgotten hope et tout le tralala 😂😂

  22. D'ailleurs quand on lui a répondu Nuts l'Allemand portant la réddition a dit qu'il comprenait l'américain mais pas cette expression.Et la l'américain lui a rétorqué et allez vous faire voir vous comprenez ? L'Allemand lui a dit.Oui j'ai compris et il est parti 😉

  23. Super vidéo
    P'tite question les dog tag de la WW2 ont pas une envoyé normalement ou la aussi c'est une variante d'équipement ?
    J'adore toute t'as collection d'uniformes

  24. Hello,
    Superbe vidéo !
    Je me permet de rajouter que le jonc sert à recouvrir le bord coupant de la coque et non pas à réduire l'effet magnétique du casque, l'acier du M-1 étant par nature amagnétique (ft Le casque M1, édition H&C).

  25. salut je sais que mon com est un peut hors sujet mais je me posait une question : les optiques infrarouges type vampir furent ils utilisé sur la ligne de front ou ils resterent au stade de projet (PS je parle de l'optique pour les armes a feu pas celle qui équipait certains panthers)

  26. bonjour la sangle de votre M1 Garand est-elle une originale si non comment l'avez vous assouplis et foncée

  27. Bonjour Neo
    Saurais tu STP me donner un lien ou qqch comme ça pour pouvoir acheter un casque comme le tien ?

  28. Superbe vidéo, bravo 👍 juste une erreur pour l'overcoat le problème étant que justement elle n'a pas pû être distribué au soldat attend, c'est pour cela que Bastogne à été l'enfer les soldats mourait de froid.

  29. Coucou Neo ! Je recherche un beanie Jeep Cap de la même teinte que le tien car je retrouve sur internet soit des bonnets trop verts, soit trop marron ! Après je me doute que les photos ne sont pas forcément contractuelles (éclairage, retouche etc.) Mais si tu as une marque ou un magasin qui a la bonne couleur, je suis tout ouie de tes bons conseils ! Merci pour tes vidéos et ton suivi auprès des abonnés.

  30. Petite correction le first aid "para" n'est pas uniquement réservé aux Paras on peut voir certains soldat d'infanterie avec

  31. C'est bizarre ma capote de troupe française après guerre est beaucoup plus courte que la tienne, c'est presque une vareuse

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