Loose-shaped single-breasted robe, made of canvas complete with fitted hood that incorporates a face mask that has apertures for the mouth and eyes. The smock is painted with various shades of paint to achieve a random camouflage finish.
First World War period British Army sniper's camouflage robe. Many British Army snipers were trained by former Highland gamekeepers and deer stalkers of the Lovat Scouts, who gave extensive guidance regarding their skills of personal camouflage and concealment. As a result many items of clothing were adopted on the Western Front, either improvised or officially produced, including mittens, gaiters and robes.
retained by conservation,awaiting bespoke box