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By John Laffin

The fashionable wars of the center East all started in 1947, while the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Lebanese have been unofficially at struggle with the Jewish settlers of Palestine. On might fifteenth, the day afer Israel used to be declared a sovreign nation, the Arab invasion all started. among then and 1973 5 wars happened: these of 1948; the Sinai struggle; the Six-Day conflict; the 1968-1970 warfare of Attrition and the 1973 October battle. This ebook examines the association, education and gear of the major Arab armies in the course of those conflicts and the variey of uniforms are illustrated by means of a couple of modern photos and whole color artwork.

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In this he was thwarted by a vast horde of charging Indians who forced him up again on to the top of the escarpment which flanks the river on the east. Afterwards, on his improvised defence position on the summit, he was attacked by vast bands of Indians moving in on him from all directions. According to Chief Gall, Sitting Bull did not lead his men in the battle. He remained in his tepee making medicine to propitiate the supernatural. The principal leaders were Gall who, after attacking Reno's squadron, charged up at the head of his warriors from the south, and Crazy Horse, General Crook's conqueror, who led his men right round the north of Custer's position and swept in at the rear.

Cavalry, 1872 With the Civil War ended, attention was promptly switched to subduing the Plains Indians, and from 1871-4 the regiment was stationed in Arizona, fighting the Apaches. This captain's full dress uniform includes the black felt helmet with horsehair plume, gold cords and tassels, and gilt trimmings. The gold cord shoulder knots of Russian pattern have just been introduced. The two gold lace stripes on the cuff designate his rank as a company officer below the rank of major. S. Cavalry, 1871 Here is the hero of a hundred Wild West films the cavalryman who fought in the Indian Wars.

The two great wars which followed gave little or no opportunity for the employment of horsed cavalry. In the First World War only the 2nd U . S . Cavalry went overseas, and they were given the uncongenial task of running remount depots. The only noteworthy action was when Captain E. N. S. Cavalry led a makeshift squadron in pursuit of the retreating Germans at the very end of the war in 1918. The squadron captured a number of prisoners including a staff officer riding a fine black horse, and Captain Harmon seized the animal and rode it for the rest of the campaign.

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