Ottoman Uniforms of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

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The Ottoman Army underwent considerable reforms after the losses on the Balkans. And under German influence, the military tried to bring the whole army up to the standards of modern war. In a lot of way, the results were decent or even good but supply problems led to a great variety in uniform quality across the 400 year old Empire.

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  1. Kirigaya March 8, 2017 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Thanks for video OTTOMAN EMPİRE ❤❤❤❤❤

  2. Leon Farreli March 7, 2017 at 4:32 am - Reply

    I like the uniforms of the Ottomans the best in Battlefield 1.The Turks had a good taste in clothing.

  3. seedo201 March 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    best historical channel on youtube. wish to cover other eras and conflicts

  4. xaviii gnz March 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    ya biri sevabına türkçeye çevirsin şu videoları

  5. Enver Hemen March 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Ottoman Empire <3

  6. Buğra Kar March 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the good comments about Ottoman Empire. Ottoman Empire's soldiers were so brave. Now Turkey too. Mehter march giving adrenaline to them.

  7. Zain kahn March 1, 2017 at 6:30 am - Reply

    I feel like the ottomans had a coma I'm the 19th century and woke up in the great war so confident about war…

  8. Darko Stanisavljević February 28, 2017 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Nice pieces. You still can buy some on the flea markets in Serbia. We took a lot off in the good old days.

  9. The Revenant February 28, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

    If Germans had Kemal Ataturk as their fuhrer in WW2, we would be all speaking German today.

  10. Laurynas G February 27, 2017 at 6:33 am - Reply

    KEBAB NEVER SURRENDERS! You dont need weapons as long as you have quantity ideas and can overwhelm your enemies.

  11. Cenk Qorxmaz February 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Turks are just like japanese people. I have unlimited respect against Turks and japanese people. Japanese soldiers attacked armed american soldiers just with katana and ottoman attacked france, england, italy, bulgarian and greek soldiers with no ammo just with bayonets

  12. gitaroloji February 24, 2017 at 4:02 am - Reply

    thanks for the special end of the video man. you honorised us (Turks)

  13. Januar February 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Nationalism is like religion. Its a stupid thing to die for. I will only die if it is what it takes to save my family or fellow innocent human beings. But I will not die for a country, a religion, or whatever.

  14. Fenasi Kerim February 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Ahmet Ali Çelikten the first black pilot in the world also served in Ottoman Army.He had quite good equipments.

  15. Fenasi Kerim February 21, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Ottoman soldiers uniform in western front,sent to help the Germans in Wallachia and Gallichia are the best ones.

  16. Villager February 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    spanish subtitles pls

  17. Yousef Atta February 19, 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Hey Indie, can you make a video on the Arab revolt or the Sykes-Picot agreement?

  18. Yousef Atta February 19, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply
  19. Samet Özer February 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    The worst years of the Turkish nation. Unfortunately

  20. Kemal Yeşilova February 18, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Great video but, the ottoman cavalry soldiers referred as the kurds is very cursory discourse. Turkish army has a thousand years of tradition on cavalry power. Turkish people literally spend their life on horse-riding. Kurds however has not homogen tradition about fighting, riding eihter.

  21. ritwik roy February 18, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Ottoman empire was an evil empire. commited atrocities on balkan Christians and genocides like assyrian genocide, armenian genocide and greek genocide

  22. Orkan A-dov February 17, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Greetings to my Turkish brothers from AZERBAIJAN ! 🙂

  23. Orkan A-dov February 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Nichin buralara geldiklerine vakifiz ! Petrolumuz ichin geldiler elbet ! o Kara altin ki …. :)) BF1 long live sultan !!

  24. Yousef Al-A'ssaf February 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    The thumbnail was a picture of Arab Ottoman soldiers wearing the Arab Shemagh/Kufiyyeh.

  25. Matheus Gabriel Tramontim Druski February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply


  26. DesignBam February 17, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    When fighting with members of VMRO or IMRO, Otomans were loosing 10 to 1.Also they seldom had logistic so they were piliging fron the local people or if they were in Turkish town they were begging for food.

  27. Türk Aslanı February 17, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Thank you for telling this information in English.Greetings from Turkey 🙂

  28. Luftwaffe February 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Please Turkish translate lyrics

  29. mustafasonmez24 February 16, 2017 at 6:30 am - Reply

    The worst thing happen to our empire was Turks being nationalists. I cant understand how a reigning power in an empire becomes nationalist. Are you fighting for freedom?Nonsense. And youngturks, ittihat ve terakki, hürriyet ve itilaf committees shattered army, and we lost wester part of empire to some small nations like greece, bulgaria… Worst thing for army is competing for power. Especially some pashas(generals) like Enver and Mustafa… Our generals (some non turkish even muslim traitors) become our bane. Since 1900's our army kinda enemy to his own people, his peoples religion, culture and everything.

  30. edward kenway February 16, 2017 at 4:46 am - Reply

    baba bunun Türkçesi yok mu ?

  31. celroid532 February 16, 2017 at 3:05 am - Reply

    The uniform of the enemy

  32. Turk cCc S February 16, 2017 at 1:37 am - Reply

    ottoman empire come back… cCc

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