Armies of the Crusades (Men-at-Arms, Volume 75) by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

Within the early crusades males of all ranks from everywhere Europe took the pass and went to struggle Islam as volunteers. a few went out of spiritual fervour, others to flee the plagues and famine that have been rife on the time, nonetheless others looking for land or a fortune in loot. battling along all of those have been the armies raised in Outremer, the Holy Land itself. jointly they waged a bloody non secular battle, the individuals of which integrated such forces because the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights, and the Byzantine Army.

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HUNGARY HUNGARY lnfontrymon Rifle Brigode 2nd Hungorion Army Russio 1942 Geen here in November 1942, this Jsoldier of the 2nd Hungarian Army presents a defiant picture in his role as company bugler. The uniform is the Hungarian Army pattern introduced in 1922, though the helmet is recognizably of German origin; Hungarian forces wore both the l9l5- and 1935-pattern of German helmet. Other headgear included a side cap and a peaked field cap. The tunic was a single-breasted khaki affair with two breast- and two side pockets and a stand-and-fall collar, while the unusual pantaloons featured buttons to create a tight fit around the calf and an integral anklet to fit over the tops of the boots.

HUNGARY GREECE Guerrillo Greek Democrotic Army Greece 1947 rFhe communist revolutionary forces of the Dimohratihos Stratos Ellados @SEJ conducted an effective guerrilla war against the Greek Government for nearly three years, yet eventually sabotaged its own efforts by moving too quickly to conventional warfare in 1948. After this point, the DSE insurgents were more easily targeted by the U$backed forces of the Greek National iArmy, and several set-piece battles saw the DSE take losses it could not sustain.

119 I I GREECE GREECE Lieutenont Artillery Regiment Greek Army Greece 1940 f, sa mounted officer. this f'lllieutenant wears loose artillery riding breeches and leather riding boots, these being worn with a three-quarter length tunic fastened at the waist with a Sam Browne belt. The uniform is matched by a khaki kepi hat, this being adorned with a silver crovr'n and also the blue-and-white Greek cockade. Black stripes delineate the rank, as do the stars on the shoulderstraps (the collar patches indicate the arm-of-service), though the plircing of rank on the kepi exists only on prewar versions.

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