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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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He has wrapped a cloth around his head to protect himself from frostbite, and his greatcoat is stuffed with newspaper and straw He has also managed to acquire a pair of straw overboots, usually issued to sentries or similar soldiers who would have to stand for long periods. The bag he carries in his left hand is the M1931 clothing bag which would have been used to store changes of clothes. lst the unit which took its tommander-in chief's name, the I I I t, rmann Giiring P anzer Division' 'l'his soldier is seen during the rllvision's operations in North Africa hr 1943 in the ultimately futile rk'lence of Tunisia.

This soldier is seen in the Ukraine, to which the volunteers were sent in June 1943, just over a year before they were disbanded in September 1944. German uniforms were adopted - the German greatcoat, 1935-pattern steel helmet, Mauser Kar 98k rifle and jackboots are standard German elements - yet the French tricolour adorn both the coat sleeve and the helmet, while the medals are French (eft to right Military Medal, Combatant's Cross, Colonial Medal with two bars). The rifle is also held high, in the style of the French.

A heavily on indigenous peoples to fill their ranks. In Syria in l94l there was a total of l3 battalions plus one cavalry formation ofAfrican troops under the leadership of General Dentz, Moroccan, Algerian' Senegalese and Tunisian trooPs fought hard against the Allies for the Vichy cause, losing over 6000 men in Syria. Few ever went back to the Free French. This Moroccan soldier is wearing typical French uniform for the desert theatre (though a little heavily dressed compared to European troops) with a standard French helmet, khaki uniform, a long djellabah, and leather ammunition pouches.

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