Maniot Militia

Soldiers of Mani and Roumeli - 1837
The light infantry depicting soldiers from the region of Mani And Roumeli in 1837.

 

 

Soldier of Mani 1837-1838
The uniform of the officers and infantry of the Greek Army were designed from the traditional Greek Military uniform. The Fesi was manufactured from red tsoha with a gold stitched emblem. The Maniots wore a red Geleko which included a collar above the Fermeli with the troops from Roumeli wearing a Blue one. The intricate designs of the Fermeli were black with gold buttons for the Soldiers from Mani and silver plated for the soldiers from Roumeli. The rank of each soldier was depicted by horizontal parallel stripes attached to the collar according to the Bavarian system.The Color of the stripe for the Maniates was gold with silver for the troops from Roumeli.

 

 

Maniot emblem
The emblem consists of laurel wreaths in the shape of a heart with the point upwards and the Symbol of the monarchy in the centre. The emblem of the soldiers from Roumeli was the same however with silver stiching.

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