The Evzones, is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts who in 1821 fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier, especially among foreigners. The Evzone units, fought with distinction as elite shock troops in the 2nd WW and they distinguished themselves for their fighting spirit suffering high casualties, especially among officers.
The Khaki Depot mod.1938 Evzon uniform (2nd WW) consists of the following items:
-Fario, a khaki woollen fez with a long olive-green silk tassel, with the metal national crest on the front (during the battle the silk tassel was removed and the fario worn under the Greek made helmet mod.33).
-Doulamas, a long heavy wool tunic with two side deep pockets and a first aid pocket. The basic colour of the winter doulamas according the 1938 regulations was green-khaki and it closely resembles the service uniform mod.1919 except some small changes in the pattern for ease of construction.
-Ypodetis, a white shirt, front buttoned with narrow sleeves and brown buttons.
-Anaspastos, inside garter which holds the vlahokaltses in position via 4 buttons.
-Periskelida, khaki short breech made of wool, frond buttoned.
-Vlahokaltses, green woven woollen or cotton stockings.
-Epiknemides, the garters. They are made of elasticised black fabric with a pair of black tassel.
Towards the Albanian Front battles, the anaspastos, periskelida, vlahokaltses and epiknemides replaced by the infantry short breeches mod.1938 with gaiters, while the tsarouhia replaced by boots.The evzones they are armed with Mannlicher Schönauer mod. 1903, 1903/14 and BREDA mod.1927 rifles in 6,5mm, or Mannlicher-Berthier mod 1907/15 rifles, in 8 mm, with bayonets
Parts of the uniform sold separately. Please contact us.
Signs and emblems sold separately.