Did you know that the British invented the modern army salute?
Is that right?I always thought it originated from medieval times.
2 fingers salute caused Polish soldiers some problems during WW II:
"The two-fingers salute caused problems for Polish units serving with the Allies on the western front during World War II. Allied officers, seeing what they perceived as a Cub Scout's salute, thought that Polish soldiers either were deliberately being disrespectful, or were intoxicated. As a result many soldiers were arrested, until the misunderstanding could be explained. This led to the temporary use of the full hand salute when saluting foreign officers"
I never, until now, thought of those two Army-related items you cited as distinctive nor stylish.Rogatywka
is indeed stylish IMO.