Frequent question: Why did British soldiers wear shorts?

When did the British army stop wearing shorts?

Battledress was the specific title of a military uniform adopted by the British Army in the late 1930s and worn until the 1960s.

Why do British soldiers wear big hats?

Answer: The origins are that every gunner in the British military and the French military wore bearskin caps to make them taller and more intimidating because they were the ones that did the hand to hand fighting. In Napoleon’s imperial guard everybody wore them, and they were supposed to be his elite troops.

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