Danish equipment of the pre WWII period
The Danish equipment in the period from 1870-1940 underwent few but important changes in the period from 1870 - 1940. The introduction of a aluminium water bottle in 1895 and the introduction of a gas mask and carrier during the First World War were some of the major changes.
The introduction of the Linnemann entrenching tool in 1869 (1870) were also a major improvement for the regular footsoldier of the line regiments, and the entrenching tool proved such a valuable asset that it was copied and / or sold to almost every single country on the European continent.
Other items such as the belt did not undergo any changes at all. The M.1888 belt continued to serve al the way until 1943, when the army was disbanded by the German occupational forces.
During a brief period from 1903 - 1910 the leather equipment was in a natural brown colour. That proved to be the exception to the rule, as it was black most of the time during the 70 year period I cover on the following pages.