Austro-Hungarian Army Napoleonic Wars by Albert Seaton

By Albert Seaton

This ebook examines the uniforms, gear, historical past and supplier of the Austro-Hungarian military of the Napoleonic Wars. The process the Silesian, progressive, Napoleonic and New Austrian Wars are all summarised. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated aspect.

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2. 'Cold Weather' (CW) suits of parka and overtrousers, both with quilted liner garments sometimes seen worn exposed—a dark green sleeveless waistcoat and trousers. , and are occasionally seen worn by paratroopers. Identifying features are epaulettes, a stiffened hood, 'patch' pockets on the chest, 'bellows' pockets on the skirt, and a strap-fastened parka cuff. Also in DPM. Note that both the windproof and CW suits have oversize buttons, and 'bellows' pockets on both thighs of the trousers. —seen in both the Commandos and the Para battalions.

Afterwards they discovered that their enemy had been the Argentine 5th Marine Infantry Battalion. Scots Guards casualties were nine dead and 41 wounded; enemy casualties were about 100, and the 27 prisoners included the battalion commander. The Gurkhas were tasked to move round the northern flank of Tumbledown when it had been secured. As they advanced they came under observed artillery fire, suffering ten casualties. Their troubles were increased by reports of a minefield stretching north from Tumbledown, but by great good fortune they passed its southern boundary.

Apart from the new fibre paratroopers' helmet, this soldier could belong to any battallion or commando which served in the Falklands. He wears the windproof parka and over-trousers, DMS boots and puttees. His equipment is standard '58 Pattern with '44 Pattern waterbottle, NBC gear, and toggle rope; the rucksack is the Para issue, with poncho roll and lightweight shovel attached. His weapon is the standard SLR with Trilux SUIT sight attached. He is a living, aching reminder that in the days of shoulder-fired missiles and massive B2: Sergeant, 2nd Bn.

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