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By John Laffin

The fashionable wars of the center East started in 1947, whilst the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Lebanese have been unofficially at conflict with the Jewish settlers of Palestine. On may possibly fifteenth, the day afer Israel used to be declared a sovreign country, the Arab invasion begun. among then and 1973 5 wars happened: these of 1948; the Sinai battle; the Six-Day warfare; the 1968-1970 conflict of Attrition and the 1973 October warfare. This booklet examines the association, education and kit of the main Arab armies in the course of those conflicts and the variey of uniforms are illustrated via a few modern images and whole color artwork.

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Blue coatee with hlue pointed cufls and tunlbacks, mcdium grccn collar, yellow piping edging the front, the cufTs, collar and turn backs; pewter bUllons; white waistcoat and breeches; plain bicorn; boots and cavalry sabres for mounted guides, hlack gaiters and mUSkCL"i for thol. Urban Militia In April Hl09 King Joseph decreed the levy of Urban ivliliLia unilS in Madrid and the towns of the nearby provinces of Toledo and La Mancha. They were assigned a blue coatee with crimson collar, curTs. piping and sahre knot, white waistcoat, and blue palltaloons.

For1hoffer after Lecomte) Line Infantry Regiments: Each regiment was LO bear the name of a Spanish city. with two Held battalions and a third depot battalion. ~ion of Anclaluci"l during IRI0. Only the 2nd Toledo Regiment appears to have been fully recruited and organized. By mid-L813 onl}' remnanL"i of the 1SI and ~nct were left, these being incorporatcd into the lst Castilla Light Infantry. All wcre to have had a brown coat with white turn hacks. ~ listed, white waistcoat and bl-ccche~, hrown campaig-n trouSers with facing-colour stripes, black gaiters.

Piping and sahre knot, white waistcoat, and blue palltaloons. S amalgamated into the Civic Militia the followinJ:{ year. Civic Militia FollowinJ{ the experimelll with the Urban 'filitia, Joseph decided to expand it to other cities. In Febmary 1810 he decreer! the formation ofa Civic Militia, sometimes called a Ci\'1c Guard. in Cordoba. Jaen. Grenada and Sevilla. \\~th other dties to folluw suit. The L'rban Trooper of the Gendarmes Lanciers, formed in Spain at the end of 1810 by training two squadrons 01 French mounted gendarmes In Aragon to use lances and light cavalry tactics, In an effort to match the Spanish lancers.

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