The Campaign Hat was first issued in 1911 and the lids were worn by both the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army and many in these two groups tended to feel that the hat generated a certain prestige as well as an undeniable sense of military swank that encouraged their enlistments in the first place. There was a deep sense shared by many that the wool overseas cap was a very poor swap for the broad-brimmed campaign hat. However the lids were expensive to manufacture (produced from Argentine rabbit fur) and difficult to maintain in the French rains.
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