Kabalak helmet

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Kabalak helmet

Post by Peter H » 28 Jun 2007 13:41

When was this introduced?

According to some also called the Enveriye because Enver Pasha introduced it?

Arab troops retained their traditional Kufiya headcloth?

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Post by Peter H » 28 Jun 2007 13:48

Officers seemed to have a more elaborate version?

From the AWM website--captured Turkish officers at Gallipoli.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jun 2007 13:58

More kabalak in evidence,outside Jerusalem in 1917

From Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jun 2007 14:05

From: http://www.geh.org/ar/chus/turkey/chuss ... 00001.html

A nice showing of the wound cover here.

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Post by Peter H » 28 Jun 2007 14:12

Less elaborate as the war progressed.Captured officer,1918.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Jun 2007 14:24

Other ranks,late 1917

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Post by yeniceri » 28 Jun 2007 19:50

When was this introduced?

Some time between the Balkan Wars and WW1, not sure of the exact date.

According to some also called the Enveriye because Enver Pasha introduced it?

Yes, and I seem to remember somewhere he also had a commercial interest in the company that made them. Anyone have sources on this?

Arab troops retained their traditional Kufiya headcloth?

According to my source (Nicolle's Osprey book), yes.
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Enveriye, kabalak, kefiye, Cemaliye

Post by gallipoli1915 » 29 Jun 2007 01:27

Enver Pasha shold be inspired from the British Colonnial hat and decided to make a standard hat for Turkish army, sometime between March and August 1914... The date not known exactly. This was a hat in kabalak form (kind of a hat that Blacksea people wear) with a chinstrap was sewn for Turkish army. This is known as Enveriye.
There was a another hat known as "Cemaliye"... Its inventor was Cemal Paşa; Minister of Navy. Round, black and 13 cm. high for the Navy personelles..
And Kefiye was not for Arab soldiers only... Turkish troops in Kanal, Palestine, Irak, Hicaz, Mecca/Medina were wearing Kefiye, too...

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Post by Peter H » 29 Jun 2007 01:54

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Thanks for the information on the Cemaliye.Didn't know it even existed.

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Post by Peter H » 29 Jun 2007 04:50

What type of caps are these medics wearing?Melevi?

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Post by yeniceri » 29 Jun 2007 20:12

Peter H wrote:What type of caps are these medics wearing?Melevi?

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It looks Mevlevi to me.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jun 2007 09:19

As I wrote in my last massege about Mevlevi a medical Mevlevi company was attached to the Mevlevi Battalion ( later joined with Kadiri battalion and builded a regiment).
They are Mevlevi medics wearing Mevlevi caps.
Better to take thes picture to that post.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jun 2007 09:29

Turkish soldiers wearing Kefiye
A Cav. Lt. at Iraq
An officer at Palastine front in 1915
30th Inf. Reg. of 10th Div. in 1915
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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jun 2007 09:35

Capt. Zeki Bey
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