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Evzones Uniform

Evzones Uniform - War Museum of Thessaloniki

Evzones Uniform

The Evzones Uniform is part of the historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. An Evzone is easily recognized by this distinctive uniform, which evolved from the clothes worn by the freedom fighters who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment.

In 1833, the uniform of the Evzones was the unpopular Bavarian style of blue trousers, tailcoats, and cylindrical military cap. In 1837, a new uniform was created based on the traditional fustanella style worn by many of the famous fighters of the Greek War of Independence. Its popularity led to its adoption as the official uniform of the Evzones in 1868.

The khaki and off-white field uniform of 1910 was still being worn during the Greek-Italian War of 1940-41, although the traditional black fez tassel and large shoe pompoms were usually removed before the battle. Today, the Evzones Uniform is worn by the members of the Presidential Guard a ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Mansion in Athens.

Evzones Uniform

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“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”

– Epicurus

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