Ottoman-Uniforms.com went online
Monday, 4 February 2013!
In 2013, Ottoman-Uniforms.com rated in the
Reached the first milestone of 10,000 Views
on 8 November 2013!
30,000 Views (in the first 2-years)!
Ottoman-Uniforms.com will be 'Three-Years Old'
on Tuesday, 4 February 2016!
!Wish Us Happy Birthday!
I am Chris Flaherty, and welcome to Ottoman Uniforms. This is a website intended to give an insight into the uniforms and insignia of the Ottoman Turkish Imperial Army and Navy, covering:
Intended for English speaking researchers, interested in: Military history; Collecting; Wargaming; Modelling; Fashion history; Art history; Filmmakers; and, Family histories.
Many of the terms, phrases and spellings of ranks are also used, to preserve what may have been original pronunciations.
Above - Figure(s) 1: Sultan's Halberdier Bodyguard (1830); 2: Interior Guard (Beylerbey Palace), Sultan's Halberdier Bodyguard (1854); 3-4: Officer, and Halberdier Bodyguard ‘Garde du Palais’ (1860); 5-6: Maison Militaire de S.M. Impériale le Sultan Abdul-Hamid II. Baltadjis (Imperial Courts' Halberdiers) (1876-1908) (C.Flaherty 24 March 2015).
This website includes some smaller studies which have been undertaken, on Ottoman military related uniforms and insignia of the Ottoman North African states:
Overview studies, of the Army & Navy of Egypt:
The Ottoman Bekci;
Other armies/uniforms of interest, are covered under this section:
A range or recently completed books on Ottoman Army and Navy uniforms history can be ordered on this page:
A collection of articles on Ottoman uniforms can be found on this page:
Books about wargaming rules for the Napoleonic period can be found here:
The First Issue of the new web magazine History&Uniforms devoted to military history, war equipments and uniforms in now online.
Although much of the magazine includes many Italian topics, the official language is English.