Greek Infantry Corporal, Winter 1940/41
Greek WW2 field equipment was locally manufactured, after British, French, Austrian and German patterns. This Corporal is wearing a british style 1902 pattern uniform and is equipped with an M34/39 helmet, French M1903/14 and M1897 style belt and webbing, with 3 M1905 ammo pouches, as opposed to the more common M1926 Austrian style ones. His haversack is also following the French M1893/14 pattern, while his water canteen the 1907 German one. He is armed with a 6,5mm 1903/14 Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifle, with the adequate M1895 bayonet. He is also wearing a leather vest, made by the local population of the mountainous region of Epirus. The figure is depicting a representative type of the Greek soldier during the 1940/41 period.