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By Chris McNab

Describes three hundred uniforms of the final a hundred years from everywhere in the world.
Superbly illustrated with full-colour artistic endeavors.

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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.

At lhe beginning ofthe war, a doublebreasted leatherjacket was the dtandard, this being worn with an Italian black-leather tank helmet which featured a neckflap. This was rteadily replaced by the outfit seen here, as Hungary took more of a lead on uniform design from its German allies. Equipment here is minimal, as you would expect with tank crews, On hls belt he carries a pistol in a holster, probably a Hungarian 9mm Pistol il9M.

His two-piece fleecelined foul-weather suit with fur collar would give good protection against arctic winds, rains and ice storms. Underneath he would be wearing the standard 'square rig' uniform of , the Finnish Nary. breasted blue jacket with an |t open left breast pocket and two flapped side pockets, this being worn in combination with a white shirt and black tie, blue trousers and black shoes. The cap worn here, featuring a circular cockade of the national colours, is the standard naval headgear, and the word across the front would indicate either the ship or the installation (the Finnish Navy also ran coastal artillery).

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