1940s - Sun Pith Helmet-In this case it is an original Argentine helmet, in the British style, with motorized goggles.
Colonial Model 1886, French Helmet
Photo: 1904 Caras y Caretas.
Photo: Caras y Caretas".
Photo: Photo: "Soldados 1848 - 1927".
75mm L30 1909 Krupp Mounted Artillery. Mendoza 1927. Photo: Caras y Caretas.
Cadet officers from the infantry at the beginning of the 1950s. Observe the different types of net over the pith helmets. They all appear to have a garibladina jacket or giacca al vento and poncho-manta (poncho-blanket). Argentina used a type of light brown smoking pullover in a thick fabric. It was a simple design with one large pocket on the chest and buttons at the collar. This pullover was used along with pants of the same fabric within the soldiers' quartes along with the olive green uniform used in combat or parades. The youth on the far right was Argentino del Valle Larrabure. He was tragically murdered in 1975 during a violent political period. He was posthumously promoted to colonel. The photo may belong to his family.