Tunic

Australian soldiers wore a loose-fitting tunic made from wool. There were four pockets on the outside and another on the inside that held a field dressing packet.

Australian soldiers were also issued a thick woollen trench coat, known as a great coat. They protected against the cold weather and they were also often used as bedding.

What could be some advantages of wearing a tunic made from wool? Would there have been any disadvantages?

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