Armies of Medieval Burgundy 1364-1477 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by Nicholas Michael

By Nicholas Michael

King John the nice of France used to be captured via the English on the conflict of Poitiers in 1356; his 14-year-old son Philip fought valiantly via his facet till the sour finish, and once he used to be capable of accomplish that, King John rewarded his son's braveness and devotion by way of designating him Duke of Burgundy, a identify that by accident had simply turn into extinct. Philip used to be the 1st of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and this attention-grabbing textual content via Nicholas Michael examines the functioning and association of the Burgundian armies from the start of his reign till the time of the final of the Valois Dukes: Charles the Bold.

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The hardshell P38 pistol holster, Zeiss-Umbral sun-goggles, M1940 tropical breeches and M1940 1st pattern tropical boots are standard. He wears the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class and the silver tank battle badge. A3: Obergefreiter, Kradschützenbataillon 15, tropical field uniform, Tobruk, Cyrenaica, April 1941 On 25 September 1939 motorcycle battalions officially adopted a ‘K’ branch symbol and grass-green branch colour, but some retained pink, golden-yellow or white. These battalions mostly ignored the 28 October 1941 change to copperbrown without the ‘K’ and in 1941-42 reorganised as armoured reconnaissance companies.

On 7 July 1942 all officers were required to remove the chevron. The M1943 standard peaked field cap will be described in Volume 4. The M1934 old-style field cap, officially abolished on 1 April 1942, continued to be manufactured for officers and NCOs after that date. It was actually the officers’ service cap without the metal crown stiffener, chin-cords and buttons. It had a soft black patent leather peak and a bright machine-woven aluminium thread eagle and swastika, cockade and wreath, all on a bluish dark-green facing-cloth backing.

All insignia was field quality and consisted of: a M1935 officers’ breast-eagle in matt aluminium thread on a bluish darkgreen facing-cloth backing; M1935 officers’ bluish dark-green facing-cloth collar-patches with hand-embroidered, hand-woven or machine-embroidered matt aluminium guards braids, each with a branch colour silk-embroidered centre cord; and rank insignia on shoulder-boards. General-officers had a dress-quality bright or matt gold thread or golden-yellow ‘celleon’ hand-embroidered breast-eagle and bright-red facing-cloth collar-patches with the gold two-leaf Alt-Larisch design.

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