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    Eυζωνοι evzoni



    Evzoni is the traditinional guard of Greece,
    a kind of praitorians, today is the guard and army of President of Democracy,
    a hard tough corp that has fought in most battles after 1921.

    Today is used mainly for parades, and diplomatic and other celebrations.
    a kind of army ballet tottaly different than any other in the world,
    the slow torture is named, instead of the other fast miltary corps

    every year at 19 of May there is a special ceremony dedicated to the memory of Pontos.

    enjoy the 'slow torture' of Evzoni, guard change ceremony



    the termination Evzoni is from Homer
    Homer names the men of Achilleus, the Myrmidones as Evzoni,
    it means the ones who 'well dressed' or better proper dressed.


    SO IF YOU EVER PASS FROM ATHENS
    especially Sundays when the whole battaglion march for Syntagma and back to barracks
    spend few minutes staring them, and maybe get a photo as souvenir.
    do not worry, they gave the oath of silence,
    THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SAY NO
    maybe OXI but that only with the eyes (1 time close nothing, 2 times NO 3 times Yes, if remember correct)
    Last edited by Yetos; 22-05-17 at 22:11.
    ΟΘΕΝ ΑΙΔΩΣ OY EINAI
    ΑΤΗ ΛΑΜΒΑΝΕΙΝ ΑΥΤΟΙΣ
    ΥΒΡΙΣ ΓΕΝΝΑΤΑΙ
    ΝΕΜΕΣΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣΗ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΟΥΣΙ ΔΕ

    When there is no shame
    Divine blindness conquers them
    Hybris (abuse, opprombium) is born
    Nemesis and punishment follows.

    Εχε υπομονη Ηρωα
    Η τιμωρια δεν αργει.

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    here are the 5 typical costumes



    from left to right

    Pontos, (only in special cases and dates)

    Balkanic wars (summer, short, cream-grey colour)

    Traditional long from the revolt 1821 (winter, long, pure white)

    Makedonian black

    Cretan and islands blue (traditional naval forces)


    the officer costume




    the officer carries a sword
    it has more red colour,
    and he wears κνημιδες (spats, extra long socks)

    in the Black (today is blue black, originally it was pure black with abit of red) Makedonia costume
    the officer carries marks at the sleeves down the elbow,
    bellow is from the 100 years free Thessaloniki ceremony
    you can see the ranks at the sleeves (blue yellow stripes)

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    I already expect specific answers to this thread. Wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diomedes View Post
    I already expect specific answers to this thread. Wait and see.
    me too
    althoug that is clearly a know what to see, for travellers,
    Last edited by Yetos; 22-05-17 at 22:50.

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    by wiki

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evzones

    the full costume

    • Farion (φάριον), a scarlet fez with a long black silk tassel, with the national emblem on the front.
    • Doulamas (plural: doulamades) (ντουλαμάς, plural: ντουλαμάδες), a long tunic which is the everyday uniform. There are winter and summer versions. The basic color of the winter doulamas is navy blue and it closely resembles the service uniform worn until 1910, while the summer version is light khaki, and similar in design to the field uniform adopted by the Evzone regiments after that date.
    • Foustanella (φουστανέλα), a cotton kilt made from 30 meters (98 feet) of white cloth, with supposedly 400 pleats (Greek: πιέτες) representing the 400 years of Ottoman occupation.[1] The foustanella derives from the traditional uniform of Continental Greece.
    • Ypodetes (υποδήτης), a white shirt with very wide sleeves.
    • Fermeli (φέρμελη), the waistcoat. Various traditional designs are embroidered on it in white or gilt thread. The yellow stripes (if any) indicate the military rank of the wearer. Sergeants have two stripes and corporals have one.
    • Krossia (κρόσσια), fringes in blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag.
    • Epiknemides (επικνημίδες), unofficially called kaltsodetes (καλτσοδέτες), the garters. They are made of black silk.
    • Periskelides (περισκελίδες), white woollen stockings, two on each leg.
    • Anaspastos (Greek: ανάσπαστος), inside garter which holds the periskelides in position.
    • Tsarouchia (τσαρούχια, singular: τσαρούχι), red leather clogs with black pompons (φούντες, foundes; singular: φούντα, founda). Under the sole, depending on the size, there are 60 to 120 nails. On average each tsarouchi weighs approximately 1.5 kilos (3.5 pounds).
    • A black leather cartridge belt which has a bayonet belt holder case.
    • When it is very cold the Evzones wear a dark blue cape (κάπα). This was formerly part of the field uniform until replaced by a khaki version in 1910.

    They are armed with a M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle, with bayonet.


    The black Fustanella of Makedonia

    In Makedonia we always loved black colour





    Some infos about the suit

    the typical weight is 20 kg without the heavy woolen cap of extreme cold and snow
    the shoes are 3 kilos, and have 60 nails and a horse toe
    the kilt is 39 m long and must have 400 piettes as long as the estimetion of Ottoman occupation


    the bellow video is in Francais
    an Evzon Ευζων must remain sillent, and never speak, as also moveless, except if makes the typical march with his fellow partainer Evzon
    that create a problem at 70's with foreign women who put the hand under the kilt,
    so the code of comunication today is

    1 knock at the ground with weapon PROBLEM
    2 knocks the ground with weapon signal for the partainer to make a small ballet round

    if the Evzon knocks for problem, a typical military soldier goes near him and ask him about the problem
    THE EVZON MUST ANSWER WITH EYES,
    1 close of eyes is yes
    2 times eyes closed is No
    3 times is I do not know, or go next question,

    Notice minute 2:40 and after

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    Raising the Flag
    early this morning






    Oh not to forget
    the menu of the day is simple,
    one dish
    μπακαλιαρος σκορδαλια



    Muruna fish (bacaliaro, coed) fried with kurkuti for chunchy crusta
    Skordalia a dressing or salad to make company the fish

    remember
    original traditional skordalia is made with
    the soft part of bread, black bread is better,
    olive oil
    vinegar or lemon (avoid strong wine vinegar like red and balsamiko)
    choped nuts
    Garlic remember garlic is a spicy root, not a food to consume quantities, it will mess your stomach,
    salt

    Alternative use
    partially with almond flour
    quaker flakes
    mustard power
    bukovo pepper
    thymus θυμαρι




    the passage of Prut river Romania
    το περασμα του Προυθου
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