Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

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Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

Post  mohamedhossam on Mon 16 Jul 2012, 5:37 pm

Hello everyone! This is my first post Smile Here are some screenshots from the epic movie "Rodda Qalbi" (return my heart), an Egyptian movie after the July Revolution 1952 (the plot is basically an inter-class love story, with a heavy dose of propoganda). The main characters are army officers, so here are some screen shots w/ uniforms. Enjoy.

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Infantry
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Infantry again, the soldier on the right side is an NCO, he has red chevrons on the other arm (couldn't pause the video in time lol)
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Lancers
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MP's on the left, Cavalry on the right
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Mounted officers
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Field Dress (this scene portrays the 1948 Palestine War)
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Field Dress again
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Senior Officers (from left to right; Colonel, Major General, Lt. Colonel)
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Two Military Academy Cadets on the right (the diff. color shoulder cords are for different branches of service, as far as I know)
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Red stripe on cadet trousers. (This is our hero. Lt. Ali, embracing his father, the lowly groundskeeper on the estate of Princess Enji, his forbidden love)
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Summer uniforms
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Garrison cap instead of fez. I'm not sure what that arm band is for, in this scene the officer is being told that Lt. Ali is being transferred to another unit as punishment, so maybe this officer with the arm band is a military judge?
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Berets. The officer in the middle is Artillery

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Re: Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

Post  mohamedhossam on Mon 16 Jul 2012, 5:46 pm

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Note the shoulder chains, service badge on lapels, and cap badge (A crowned Green roundel with the crescent and three stars in gold)
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Uniform
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Sweater. Note the new republican cap badge.
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Republican coat of arms, depicted on the new cap badge. (Interesting story: my grandfather was a Col. in the Ordnance dept. and after the July revolution, his crowned lapel badges had a little disc with the crescent and three stars soldered on top of the crown. On the reverse you can see the outline of it)
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Riding breeches (mounted review)

And that's it! Hope you enjoyed the pictures and increased your uniform knowledge Very Happy

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Re: Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

Post  Sean on Tue 17 Jul 2012, 5:42 am

They are terrific thank you.
Welcome, by the way.

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Egypt 1965

Post  mconrad on Fri 20 Jul 2012, 5:59 am

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Egyptian tank corps, 1942

Post  mconrad on Fri 20 Jul 2012, 6:06 am

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Egypt 1940

Post  mconrad on Fri 20 Jul 2012, 6:08 am

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Re: Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

Post  Animal on Thu 26 Jul 2012, 5:43 am

Wouldn't the Egyptians have still used the British helmet in 1948?

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Egyptian ski troops

Post  Sean on Sat 29 Dec 2012, 6:22 am

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From a military parade in 1956.
Was this a specialist mountain unit?
Or are they Lebanese?

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Re: Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

Post  Animal on Sat 29 Dec 2012, 2:39 pm

Sean wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

From a military parade in 1956.
Was this a specialist mountain unit?
Or are they Lebanese?

I don't think Egypt gets much snow, so I doubt they'd wear white camoflage.

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Re: Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

Post  buistR on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 5:23 am

Under the French Mandate (1920-46) the "Special Troops of the Levant" included Lebanese mountain units modeled on the Chasseurs Alpins. The Lebanese troops wore the floppy berets of the latter and white snow clothing as appropriate. I think the photograph probably shows this unit parading after independence (no kepis in the background).

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Re: Egyptian Army Uniforms (end of the Kingdom, beginning of the Republic)

Post  mohamedhossam on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 5:00 pm

I thought the cedar tree badge in the berets was pretty obvious Very Happy hehehe

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