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    During the civil war the greek army wore batledress uniforms constructed in Canada Australia or England,these were worn by all ranks, some officers who were commisioned prior to ww2 continued to wear their british type service dress uniforms, if this uniforms were not destroyed during the occupation years, many officers wore american soldiers dress uniforms adorned with officers insignias,as dress uniforms of cource. The communists wore british batledress uniforms supplied to them during the occupation years. A usual combination for non officer communists was batledress tunic and trousers with enlisted greek soldiers hat as the one it is displayed above without the shown national embem .Many communist officers were officers of the greek army and continued to wear their pre-war servise tunics. When i will have more free time i will upload photos of that period.

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    Quote by aghsmac1 View Post
    Congrats Giorgos for your collection, very nice items.
    Are you sure that your badge of the 3rd greek mountain brigade is original? Compare it with mine, they have many differences except they used many patterns.
    Regards, aghs
    I am sure that this is an original example because i compared my example with the example shown in a book showing the greek medals published by the war museum of Athens, my example has the exact dimensions with the example shown in the book with some minor differnces. I have seen your patter of the badge in the war museum of Athens or that of Thessaloniki. By the way great document, you were very lucky to find it.

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    Quote by sebfrench76 View Post
    very interesting items,thank you to share them with us!
    During the years of the Civil war,were the uniforms the same as these ones?Or each camp had his own wheither they were nationalist or communist?
    During the civil war the greek army wore batledress uniforms constructed in Canada Australia or England,these were worn by all ranks, some officers who were commisioned prior to ww2 continued to wear their british type service dress uniforms, if this uniforms were not destroyed during the occupation years, many officers wore american soldiers dress uniforms adorned with officers insignias,as dress uniforms of cource. The communists wore british batledress uniforms supplied to them during the occupation years. A usual combination for non officer communists was batledress tunic and trousers with enlisted greek soldiers hat as the one it is displayed above without the shown national embem .Many communist officers were officers of the greek army and continued to wear their pre-war servise tunics. When i will have more free time i will upload photos of that period.

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    Thank you Yorgos!!
    I remember a great discussion with a civil war Vet around a bottle of Mavrodafni in 1992...The years of the hate,a very very bad time for Greece.47 years after ,this man was as anti-communist as in 1945,incredible...
    I didn't visited your country since 2006,and my heart cries.....I'm missing the sun of your skies and the smiles of your fellow citizens,my friends!

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    Quote by sebfrench76 View Post
    Thank you Yorgos!!
    I remember a great discussion with a civil war Vet around a bottle of Mavrodafni in 1992...The years of the hate,a very very bad time for Greece.47 years after ,this man was as anti-communist as in 1945,incredible...
    I didn't visited your country since 2006,and my heart cries.....I'm missing the sun of your skies and the smiles of your fellow citizens,my friends!
    You are absolutely right, the concequences of the civil war were dramatic for the greeks, one example is that you mention. There are also people who fought with the Democratic Army that still refer to their to the nationalists as traitors and enemies of the liberation cause. These situations cannot continue to exist. Thank you for your love for Greece, I hope that you will be able to visit Greece soon!

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    Hello Giorgos,
    My first post here.
    Excellent tunics and headgear , hard to find.
    Any chance of seeing a close up of the side cap?

    Cheers

    nco

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    Quote by NCO View Post
    Hello Giorgos,
    My first post here.
    Excellent tunics and headgear , hard to find.
    Any chance of seeing a close up of the side cap?

    Cheers

    nco
    Attachment 368877 here is a closer look!

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    Quote by giorgos p View Post
    Attachment 368877 here is a closer look!
    And welcome to the forum!

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    Hi Giorgos,

    Sorry but I can't open the attachment.
    Can you upload this?

    Cheers
    nco

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    here it is!
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    Hi Giorgos,
    Thanks for the pic, looks nice, any chance of seeing the inside liner and side view?
    Hard to tell which pattern it is.
    Is this the 2nd or 3rd pattern side cap?

    Cheers
    nco

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