Afghan Infantryman, 1926

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Afghan Infantryman, 1926

Post  Admin on Wed 21 May 2008, 5:08 pm

This illustration is taken from a contemporary photograph and shows a well clothed and armed Afghan Private.
The uniform I believe is a grey shade of khaki. The cap is interesting and can be seen in later photos as well. The jacket shows a Russian influence.
He is armed with a 0.303in SMLE, perhaps of Indian origin or local manufacture?
He wears belt order only. Equipment varied considerably, as did the extent of the uniform.

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Re: Afghan Infantryman, 1926

Post  Animal on Thu 29 Jan 2009, 2:00 pm

The jacket shows a Russian influence.

Russian or British Indian, perhaps a mix of the two.

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Re: Afghan Infantryman, 1926

Post  Admin on Fri 30 Jan 2009, 5:30 pm

Very true, good point.
I suppose I was so caught up in the Russian influence I forgot the Indian pullover shirt.

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