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The Allies' defeat at Gallipoli marked a strategic turning point in the war in the Middle East. Because their plan to strike at the heart of the Ottoman Empire failed, the Allies began focusing on its periphery -- targeting the comparatively weakly defended Arab provinces. It was a plan which corresponded with the Arab desire to throw off the yoke of Ottoman rule. In July 1915, Sir Henry McMahon, the High Commissioner of Egypt, began secret correspondence with Hussein Bin Ali, the Sharif of Hejaz and of the holy city of Mecca. He and his sons, Ali, Faisal and Abdullah -- together with the Damascus elite -- dreamed of founding an Arab nation state stretching from the Taurus Mountains in southeastern Turkey to the Red Sea and from the Mediterranean to the Iranian border.
East Germans have an additional size number representing Body Build.
If you have determined your chest size and height per the above tables, but consider yourself more
"broad shouldered", "built" or "scrawny", or otherwise just find your uniforms not quite fitting right,
you can find similarly sized uniforms, without jumping up or down to the next size number. Say, you
determine your chest or waist size to be "52", but you wouldn't mind your jacket or pants to be
slightly more loose, without purchasing a 56 instead. Per the below chart, you could try a 52-1 or
52-2. Note what each Additional Code means below: