British Infantry Equipments (1): 1808-1908 by Mike Chappell

By Mike Chappell

The interval lined by way of this booklet starts with the British infantryman coming into the Peninsular battle donning the deadly knapsack apparatus of the day, and ends with the advent of the 1st gear set made solely of woven cotton webbing [the 1908 trend defined within the accompanying Men-at-Arms 108: British Infantry Equipments 1908-80]. Mike Chappel's distinct textual content offers an in-depth research of British infantry equipments from 1808-1908, in a quantity complemented by means of lots of illustrations and images, together with 8 complete web page color plates via the writer himself.

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While only limited medals were produced, all clearly show the artistic background of its countrymen. Commander's Order of the Lion of Czechoslovakia. The War Service Medal, 1914-1918; note the brass soldier's badge attached to the ribbon. The Bohemia Cross, 1814. 34 CZECHOSLOVAKIA Medal for Service to the Homeland. Jeff Floyd Cross for Faithful Service, 1938. Jeff Floyd 35 36 MILITARY MEDALS, DECORATIONS & ORDERS Commemorative Cross for Volunteers, 1918-1919; awarded to those in action in Slovakia against the Hungarian Communist troops of Bela Kun.

Knight of the Legion of Honor. Star of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, 1864. FRANCE 45 Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, 1864. The Military Medal, established by Napoleon III in 1852; France's second highest military decoration. The St. Helena Medal. 46 MILITARY MEDALS, DECORATIONS & ORDERS Croix de Guerre with palm, World War 1. The Verdun Medal, given by the city of Verdun to World War I Allies who served there. The Dardanelles Medal. Wound Medal, World War 1. FRANCE The St. Mihiel Medal, given to World War I Allied troops by the city of St.

39 FINLAND F inland, a country long subjugated by Russia, reflects this Russian influence in its awards, especially those for bravery. With their fine enameling and metal work, Finland's orders are especially attractive, showing a traditional yet innovative approach to design. Insofar as their independence is concerned, this country's relatively short history carries with it a legacy of bravery and devotion to liberty exceeded by none. Star of the Grand Cross of the Cross of Liberty, with Swords.

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