General Information:

Concerning the uniforms we set a high value on originality and authenticity. The design we have chosen for a particular period are the result of intensive research and investigations, including photographs, literature and internet.
Since research will never be complete we always greatly appreciate established, referenced information which allow us to optimize our clothing.

1945 – 1946 (Jeep)

We wear uniforms and equipment as they were used in autumn 1945 and spring 1946. In the first few months, that was the field uniforms before the more representative dress uniforms were used, depending on the season. The French units were equipped very differently at this time. Often, they wore the US or British - less often, like sometimes our French, their own uniform models. Their equipment and armament also consisted of German loot items.

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1946 – 1951 (Dodge WC 56/57 Command Car)

Changes affected mainly the headgear. While the British were wearing a Service Dress-Cap for the entire ten years, the Soviets and the French participants were wearing a US-M1 inner helmet like the US patrol members..

The helmets were supplied with national symbols. The uniforms of the French participants became more consistent; later they also wore a "Kepi". From October of 1948 on, all four wore a coat of arms with the IP-logo on their arm instead of their national MP armbands (the British on the right until 1950, the others on the left. From 1950 all on the left).

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1946 – 1951 (GAZ M 20 Pobeda and Chevrolet 51 Sedan)

The French gendarmes were gradually switched to the "Indochina" uniform models and the "Kepi". From 1949 on, the Soviet troops had slightly changed uniforms and again a visor cap. The US-American patrol members also wore a visor cap, too.