Armed Forces Day in Egypt
Armed Forces Day in Egypt is held on October 6. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Armed Forces Day, public holiday observed in Egypt on October 6, celebrating the day in 1973 when combined Egyptian and Syrian military forces launched a surprise attack on Israel and crossed into the Sinai Peninsula, which marked the beginning of the October (Yom Kippur) War.
The Egyptian Army or Egyptian Ground Forces is the land warfare branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces. It is the largest service branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Ancient Egyptian soldiers wore protective clothing in battles. In the infantry, footsoldiers wore padded skullcaps to protect their heads. Leather tunics were worn on their chests and triangular pouches, called sporrans, hung around their waists. For protection, they carried large rawhide shields.
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