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From The Great War 1914-1918

Blues: The usual term for the regulation hospital dress of invalided men able to leave their beds, and allowed out-of-doors, wearing a blue armlet attached round the sleeve of the khaki overcoat as a protective mark in the streets.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.29.
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