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By Chris McNab

Describes three hundred uniforms of the final a hundred years from all around the world.
Superbly illustrated with full-colour works of art.

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He wears thermal-imaging goggles for night-vision, featuring a built-in radio mike. Hanging from his belt is a fastrope and harness, ideal for rapid deploynent to a vantage point in an urban setting. The only markings on his uniform are a GIGN badge on his sleeve and parachute wings on his chest. All GIGN are parachute trained. tqiiiition:,. , rl 't;lt ,: 2{i(} Germans and2472 asharis Qocal rokliers), yet its training standards nrr

Dstq French Foreign Legion, Syrio 1925 trmbat the anti-French Djedel Druze rcbel movement which was treginning Io have serious military successes ngainst French forces (Syria was lllaced under a French mandatejust ufter the conclusion of World War I). cgion inflicted a series of crushing rlcfeats upon the retrels, and further consolidated their reputation as nrasters of desert combat. Dress in the rlcsert was rigorously practical. Here ru Private wears a loose cotton tunic rund trousers, plus the traditional kepi * the white colour of these items would reflect away some of the sun's lntense heat and glare.

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. He wears a khaki rrrrlform which includes trousers with lxrckle ankles, hence the baggY lrl)pearance. His 'jacket' is actually a dlx)lter quarter in the splinter mmouflage used by the Luftwaffe ground forces.

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