Dominican Republic uniforms WW2?

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Dominican Republic uniforms WW2?

Post  zebra on Sat 15 Jan 2011, 8:18 pm

Has anyone come across any photos? i think they were supplied with US shirts breeches and campaign hats. Pat.

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Re: Dominican Republic uniforms WW2?

Post  giraffe6 on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 7:12 pm

A book at my local library called "Trujillo,the last caesar" ,which was about General Rafael Trujillo the president and military ruler 1930-61,mentions that he was a keen admirer of the U S marine corp,and by the late 1950s the army had an outdated appearance with campaign hats and leggings (leather/canvas?). I would guess they wore similar uniforms to the pre revolutionary Cuban army-US supplied kd shirts ,breeches and campaign hats.No photos included in the book,so i can't confirm this. Paul.

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Re: Dominican Republic uniforms WW2?

Post  Animal on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 5:16 am

One image Sean had up on the front page of this site a couple years ago had a Dominican soldier dressed in US style khaki drill uniform, probably US Army or USMC surplus, with canvas leggings, cartridge belt, and a 1916 or 1918 German Stahlhelm(possibly supplied by Mexico?).

http://uotw.heavenforum.org/t108-german-helmets-worn-by-dominican-republic-army


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Re: Dominican Republic uniforms WW2?

Post  zebra on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 7:44 pm

Thanks Animal, must have been before i joined up. Pat.

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