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29th April 2005Sling supporting Durnford's injured left arm ?
By Coll
This may seem a minor detail, but as I would like to get it right if/when I obtain a replica of Col. Durnford's uniform.

I'm aware that when he wore a jacket, he tended to put his arm between the buttons at the front for support. However, I also read he had a pocket specially made inside the jacket for this purpose.

My question is this, when not wearing a jacket, apparently he wore a sling for support, and I wondered if it would have been similar to that worn by Hitch in the famous photograph of him, which seems to be made of leather ?

I know it does seem trivial, but as part of the accessories necessary, I thought this would be more effective than a sling made out of cloth.

I guess, in the long run, it doesn't really matter, but it would be nice to find out for sure, as it is a detail I might have overlooked in my AZW books.



PS. I apologise if this has been covered in a previous topic.
2nd May 2005Coll
Further to the above.

Can anybody tell me where I could find clear illustrations/photographs of the leather sling worn by Hitch, showing full details of the complete construction, back and front.

I'm unable to locate such images, mostly finding modern versions.