In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- One of the first questions he concerned himself with on arrival in France was whether a tin hat, when not being worn, should be carried on the left or right shoulder.
- One woman told of how her older sister did her rounds of the wards wearing a tin hat and with a small low light torch to pick her way in the blackout.
- Soldiers in tin hats and children clutching their gas masks were among the thousands who flocked to Haworth for the village's tenth 1940s festival.
- And there, on the front line, presiding over events in a tin hat and flak jacket, is the war correspondent.
- Later on I borrowed a tin hat and went out among the fires.
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