Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Shots of El Andostador infantry on maneuvers in the central dry lands. As the majority of infantry are part time reservists these types of mass maneuvers are rare. The majority of the infantry pictured wear the standard infantry uniform supplemented by civilian dress and rare Spanish helmet which is starting to make appearances in the ranks of the infantry.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Following the revolution and military reforms the majority of the infantry has been composed of the "peoples battalions" primarily made up of the small farmers that occupy the grounds around the Grandino river basin. Traditionally apolitical, these farmers in large part have supported the revolution due to the institution of land reform and the breakup of the large estates. While the regime has instituted standard uniform guidelines informality and peasant dress often find their way into the rank and file. The officer pictured is smartly dressed in the standard infantry uniform.