Respirator and carrying case
Upon arrival in France, American soldiers were issued British, and then American copies of the Small Box Respirator, an effective gas mask. It was normally worn on the chest in its carrier using the strap and string to tie it close to the body, with the flap facing the chest for quick access.

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Photo by: Eric Reinert |  VIRIN: 220627-A-DS407-027.JPG