Armies in Lebanon 1982-84 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 165) by Sam Katz

By Sam Katz

The Lebanese Civil battle of 1975-76 prompted 80,000 lifeless and completely break up the rustic alongside factional strains. An anticipated 50 various militias got here into lifestyles, and acts of violence have been either person and collective. in the middle of this explosive surroundings, cross-border clash among Israel and Lebanon intensified, culminating in Operation Peace for Galilee - the invasion of Lebanon. This publication bargains a daily account of the invasion and the next siege of Beirut, an operation that led to either the PLO and Israel claiming victory. a variety of images and color plates painting the uniforms and gear of the Israeli, Palestinian and Multi-National forces.

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And 1st. and 2nd. Bavarian. Red — 2nd. , 18th. and 19th. Yellow — 3rd. , 20th. and 21st. , 12th. and 16th. Carmine — 10th. and 14th. , 18th. and 19th. Uhlans had collar and cuff litzen. Uhlan tunics, apart trom Saxons, bore pear-shaped shoulder straps with scarlet cyphers or numerals. ) had traditional square topped shoulder straps. Field grey trousers without piping were worn by all Uhlan troops. Bavarian Chevauleger troops wore a basic lancer uniform, but it had "Swedish" cuffs and straight rear skirt ornamentation.

Certain units, such as those of the Guards, or old and distinguished regiments, had the right to wear patches of braid on their collars and cuffs. This litzen was in white or yellow cloth for officers, and followed on the cuffs at least the pattern of the buttons which the bore the imperial crown. If a "Brandenberg" cuff were worn, for example there would be litzen for each button, whereas a "Swedish" cuff would have only two. Trousers were of the same material as the tunic, but with a coloured stripe down the side.

All personnel of supply units were formed from the train battalions. In some ways this system was 49 similar to the British Army Service Corps, as they provided horses, vehicles, and transport for supply movement and non-skilled personnel for mechanical units. They were also responsible for the horses and men needed for transporting pioneer bridging trains. Normally based as sector troops, train units operated as echelons—two to each divisional sector and one to each corps. Each one had a staff of five officers and -fifteen other ranks who supervised the working of columns.

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