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By Philip Jowett, Stephen Walsh

It is a complete consultant to the armies that fought a devastating and decisive clash within the japanese Mediterranean among the 2 global Wars of the 20 th century. From the preliminary Greek invasion, designed to "liberate" the 100,000 ethnic Greeks that lived in Western Turkey and had performed for hundreds of years, to Mustapha Kemal Ataturk's particularly effective formation of a countrywide executive and a typical military, this used to be a warfare that formed the geopolitical panorama of the Mediterranean to this present day. It gave delivery to the trendy Turkish nation, displacing thousands and growing sour thoughts of atrocities devoted by means of each side. Augmented with very infrequent photos and gorgeous illustrations, this ground-breaking name explores the historical past, association, and visual appeal of the armies, either guerilla and traditional, that fought during this bloody warfare.

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On his right upper sleeve a single black inverted chevron shows that he has been wounded once. The fact that he does not have any white chevrons on his left upper sleeve means that as yet he has not completed a full six months’ front-line service. His woollen breeches are worn with leather gaiters and ankle boots, although some Greek cavalry received riding boots. On his leather belt he has the ammunition pouches with central button-down flap straps that were particular to mounted troops. He is armed with a Mannlicher-Schönauer M1903/14 carbine, and a cavalry sabre.

Com These Turkish irregulars, including drummers, are taking part in a victory parade in the city of Marash in the southern province of Cilicia after withstanding a siege by French and Armenian forces in February 1920. They wear the usual mix of traditional and paramilitary clothing; some have scarves wrapped around either a red fez or a white cap. At left foreground, note what seem to be German ‘disc’ hand grenades attached to the belt. The flag is an old Ottoman standard, which was used by these men alongside improvised star-andcrescent banners.

Headgear The headgear in service included the M1908 soft-crowned field cap with a brown leather peak (visor), which came in slight variations of shape; officers wore a smarter képi version. Another widely worn type was the M1917 sidecap, which was modelled on the bonnet de police in use by the French Army since 1890. Both these caps had the same cloth badge on the front, with the royal crown in yellow or white (depending on branch of service) above a blue-white-blue national roundel. Both types of cap were worn in desert conditions with a sun curtain (see Plate A3).

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