Fairburn-Sykes Fighting Knife, better known as the British Commando Knife.
Captured paratroopers of the 1st British Airborne Division in Arnhem, 1944
1945 British Army Machete Made From Sheffield Steel.
WWII British Sailor Uses Signal Lights on Deck of HMS BATTLER.
SFA-Flight At Dusk.
Using signal lights, a British officer skillfully brings in a Swordfish plane to the flight deck of the H.M.S. Battler escort carrier built in the U.S. and serving in the Royal Navy. A soda fountain and a cafeteria dining hall for 70 officers and 450 men are signs of the Battler’s american birth. She was built and christened at Pascagoula on the Gulf of Mexico, joined there by her British complement.
Credits Line ACME, 5/24/43.
Lieutenant Basil Beal wearing foul weather gear taken in 1914 on the HMS B1 duffle coat leather gauntlets and heavy sea boots.
Duffle coats aboard H.M.S Atherstone off Plymouth, 7-March-1942
David Van Epps, in a duffel coat, with members of the 894 Royal Naval Air Squadron. He and other Americans chose to fight for Britain before the U.S. entered World War II.