Description Thousands of soldiers died during the Flanders Campaign from exposure to the cold, so
in November 1793 (for the first time) subscriptions were collected to provide troops
with flannel shirts and other items of clothing. Gillray imagines young ladies in a
barracks, dressing soldiers in warm conical hats (like dunces’ caps) and warm
underwear. His subtitle was, however, quite serious: ‘To the benevolent Ladies of
Great Britain, who have so liberally supported the new system of Military Cloathing,
this Print is dedicated’.