Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775-1820 (Men-At-Arms, No 314) by David Nicolle, Angus McBride

By David Nicolle, Angus McBride

On the shut of the 18th century the Ottoman Empire nonetheless had large army power. It used to be a fancy constitution of army provinces, self sufficient areas and nearly self sufficient 'regencies'. The Ottoman Empire had a bigger inhabitants than its land may possibly truly aid which ended in bloated towns, migration to under-populated mountainous components, frequent banditry and piracy. It additionally intended that Ottoman armies had a prepared pool of army manpower. With quite a few illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color artworkss by way of Angus Mcbride, this interesting textual content through David Nicolle explores the armies of the Ottoman empire from 1775 until eventually 1820.

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In some ways this system was 49 similar to the British Army Service Corps, as they provided horses, vehicles, and transport for supply movement and non-skilled personnel for mechanical units. They were also responsible for the horses and men needed for transporting pioneer bridging trains. Normally based as sector troops, train units operated as echelons—two to each divisional sector and one to each corps. Each one had a staff of five officers and -fifteen other ranks who supervised the working of columns.

Equipment was also to be found there. Men who were; only slightly wounded were treated, and then 'collected for transportation to the nearest entraining station. TjHe badly wounded were taken to field hospitals. There were normally two hospitals per division, equipped with about 200 beds to cater for cases unfit for further transportation. These were normally situated in back areas and established in immediate battle areas ready to increase in size should the situation warrant it. After treatment in the field hospitals, the wounded were then transported, usually by rail, to the war hospitals.

Their duties were mainly confined to the cavalry and horse artillery, although the dependence of the army on horse drawn transport gave them further scope. They also dealt with the dogs, which were used for such activities as guard duty and wire laying etc. Under inormal peacetime conditions each cavalry or field artillery regiment had a strength of three veterinary officers. There were also hospitals at Corps Army and Divisional level to treat injured and sick animals. A hunde-lazarett or "dog hospital".

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