By John Laffin
The trendy wars of the center East begun in 1947, while the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Lebanese have been unofficially at struggle with the Jewish settlers of Palestine. On could fifteenth, the day afer Israel was once declared a sovreign kingdom, the Arab invasion started. among then and 1973 5 wars happened: these of 1948; the Sinai warfare; the Six-Day battle; the 1968-1970 conflict of Attrition and the 1973 October conflict. This booklet examines the association, education and gear of the foremost Arab armies in the course of those conflicts and the variey of uniforms are illustrated by means of a couple of modern photos and entire color artwork.
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The belt plates were fixed to the leather of the belt by rivets driven through pre-drilled holes. 45 While the sword was fixed to the belt in a durable 37. While most belts pictured in colour in either mosaics or wall-paintings are brown, some are red (Hoss, forthcoming). The Terentius painting shows belts that seem to be dyed on one side only, see James 2006, 61. 38. Terentius painting: James 2006, 39, fig. 18; Mosaics: Caradini et al. 1982, figs 17, 119, 121, 122, 125, 126, 130. 39. James 2006, 257.
The Octavii seem to have been important in both collegia. M. Octavius Carpus was one of the curatores of the collegium Herculis Salutaris c(o)hortis primae sagariorum. The freedmen of the L. Octavii and M. 44 At least as far as the city of Rome is concerned, however, no collegia seemed to have been connected with fire-fighting until the fourth century AD, when the vigiles were disbanded. It is commonly agreed that cento and centonarius are cognates. 45 Dig. ), a passage attributed to the first-century jurist Pegasus listed centones along with vinegar (acetum), pumps (sifones), poles (perticae), ladders (scalae), mats (formiones), sponges (spongiae), buckets (amae), and brooms (scopae) as fire-fighting instruments.
A military diploma in bronze was one of the possible official proofs of a soldier’s honourable discharge, but there must also have been records held by his former unit (see van Driel-Murray 2003, 211). 24. While re-melting old artefacts for their metal was common practice in antiquity (and later), some large military waste dumps prove that the Roman army was not always so thrifty. Examples of such waste dumps are the river dump of Alphen aan de Rijn (NL) and the ‘Schutthügel’ of Vidonissa (CH).
Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars 1948-73 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 128) by John Laffin