By John Laffin
The fashionable wars of the center East started in 1947, while the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Lebanese have been unofficially at warfare with the Jewish settlers of Palestine. On may perhaps fifteenth, the day afer Israel was once declared a sovreign nation, the Arab invasion begun. among then and 1973 5 wars happened: these of 1948; the Sinai conflict; the Six-Day battle; the 1968-1970 struggle of Attrition and the 1973 October warfare. This booklet examines the association, education and kit of the major Arab armies in the course of those conflicts and the variey of uniforms are illustrated by means of a couple of modern photos and whole color artwork.
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Tu,.. In thle portrelt, The edlile. ,.. piped with white. For urKtre.. o<:c. lone offic.... wo,.. nd • rourMI hat with' n,1 bl'llld band wat reported In 1813 IHerllert"I, (Print ,tt... potIl'llltl captains to be put on by two and two, those of the subalterns at equal distances. Grey cloth pantaloons and hail boots or gaiters. The offiCers are to wear caps (shakos) Similar to those of the men with four inch feathers. red silk sashes, and crimson and gold sword knots are to be worn. ' (PRO, WO 1/311) H3: Fusilier, Piedmontele LegIon, 1814 The legion's uniform was a blue coatae With red cuffs and tumbacks (and probably collar too), brass buttons, blue pantaloons, short gaiters, shoes, black cravat or stock WIth clasp, shirt.
And one as a depot in Guernsey. It was raised to II companies during ISII. len serving in Africa, and reduced to ten (including three black companies) from Febmary 1817. ""onality was always verv high for while troops in West Africa. and it \\'3S finally decided to garrison these small possessions with black troops only: the six companies of Europeans were transferred to the Cape. 1819 the four black companies in West Africa were disbanded. 1821 b) the six European companies at Cape Towil. ,n: Initiall} red coatee.
Ortlflatlon...... net other IGn'lgn rwglmenta. _ of u.. riou. ~t mutiny by Froberv's RlI9lmenlln Aprl/1801. 1815. A lIne regimental commander, Lowe waa to be remembered by history as Napoleon'a jailer on St Helena from 1815 to the Emperor's death In 1821. Lowe was not bleaaed with a particularly flexible character - as the portrait suggests - and thla earned him vmficaUon at the hands of historians sympathetic to Napoleon. The uniform Is aomewhat uncertain In this print after Fr'my. 3. Uniform: According 10 De Bosset's 1803 chart.