By Graham Sumner
The armour and guns of Rome's legionaries and auxiliaries were the topic of severe study and hypothesis, and lots more and plenty has been released - yet virtually not anything at the real garments of Imperial infantrymen. during this first a part of a rigorous examine of the literary, sculptural, pictorial and archaeological proof, a consultant author/artist examines the clues which permit us to try reconstructions of tunics, cloaks, shoes and different goods worn by way of officials and males everywhere in the empire, from the past due Republic to c.200 advert. His textual content is illustrated with meticulous drawings of surviving aid sculptures - relatively squaddies' gravestones - and 8 amazing color plates.
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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.
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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.