Serbian infantry uniform - Musée de la Grande Guerre

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The museum will be exceptionally closed on Saturday July 20 (due to the passage of the Olympic flame).

Annual closure from August 19 to September 6, 2024.
Reopening on Saturday September 7 for the historical reenactment weekend.

Serbian infantry uniform

Serbian infantrymen wore a field uniform that had been adopted in 1912. It was made of greenish wool and was relatively discreet and comfortable.

The uniform was made up of a cap, a greatcoat for the winter with a turn-down collar, a jacket with hidden buttons, straight-legged trousers with or without piping, puttees and marching boots. However, the vast majority of soldiers made do, as is the case here, with traditional, woven-leather shoes called opanci, and a pair of embroidered socks.

Equipment included a belt, two cartridge-pouches in front and one behind, a small satchel, a bayonet and holster, a wood or aluminium canteen, a tin-plated bowl and a rucksack for personal effects and food supplies. Serbian infantrymen carried export Mauser rifles with five-cartridge chargers, 1899 model, of 7 mm calibre, produced in a Serbian arsenal.

Uniforme de fantassin serbe, 1912 ©Bertrand Huet