THE EVZONES: THE HELLENIC ARMY PRESIDENTIAL GUARDS UNIT - HISTORY & UNIFORMS
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The famous Evzone is the symbol of the Greek national guard. In this album book lies the complete history from the liberating wars to present time, as told through the evzones' uniforms.
The Evzone, better known as the ''tsolias'', has now become a mythical figure for all Greeks. The word Evzone was, in fact, first used by Homer and was used to describe the ''well-belted'' armed warrior. In more recent Greek history, the Evzone has been identified with the battles for Greek Regeneration which came about with the 1821 Revolution. From that time onwards the Evzone participated in all the wars and battles which took place for the liberation of the enslaved Greek people, their independence and the sovereignty of Greek soil.
This unique book examines that mythical quality. It looks at their origins, their passage through time, their activities, irretrievably linked to the more recent Greek history, and provides details of their presence and organisation within the framework of Hellenic Armed Forces through a detailed and richly illustrated description containing extremely interesting information on their dress and arms over time...
Author : Yannis Mylonas (National War Museum)
illustrated by: Yannis Mylonas
Publisher: J. Floros Publishing House (1998)
Description: A quality, hand painted, boxed edition with timeless value.
331 pages, Hardback, 294 Χ 218 mm, b/w age photos, colour photos, b/w & colour artwork, diagrams, 43 full page colour plates (with informative text accompaning each colour plate). FULL ENGLISH TEXT.
Condition: NEW COPY.
Shipping weight: 2.400 gr.