Gas Brassards were issued to all American, Canadian, British and Allied troops involved in the D-day Landings- both infantry and paratroopers. They were designed to change color in the presence of chemical agents in the event that the Germans resorted to using gas to defend their lines.
To wear, simply slide it up the arm of the outer garment, and fasten the epaulet through the loop. These were copied directly from an original for dimensions.
Original brassards were made of coated paper. For durability purpose, this reproduction is made of coated fabric, but looks exactly the same.
I am François, founder and manager of ww2gear.
As far as I can remember, I have always been a WW2 history buff.
The ww2gear adventure started back in 2017 with the creation of the @ww2gear Instagram page. Since then, I have developed increasing interest for WW2 reenactment.
One thing led to another, and I quickly joined a U.S. Army reenactment group in Belgium : The BRO.
Simultaneously, I started creating repro gear for myself and a few friends, in line with the concrete needs of WW2 collectors and reenactors. It quickly became a serious business, which led to a full time job in 2021.
Most products available on this webshop are handcrafted by myself or artisans, which explains our limited assortment strategy.
I am a passionate person, working to enhance your passion.
Do not hesitate to contact me! 🤘