Arab infantry in the Ottoman Turkish Army published in Dunya Savasi'nda Turk Askeri Kiyafetleri 1914-1918, Authors Tunca Orses, Necmettin Ozcelik, 2007, Istanbul, illustrates a type of leather waist bandolier-belt.
Polish Winged Hussar. While they have a long and illustrious string of ass-kickings under their heavyweight championship belts, the Winged Hussars' finest hour came during the epic Battle of Vienna in 1683, when the Ottoman Turkish armies were busting nuts across Eastern Europe looking to conquer all of Christendom. These Polish Warriors severely punished and decimated the would-be rulers of the world.
On May 29, 1453 the Ottoman Turkish army, under the leadership of Mehmed II (Mahomet II) broke Constantinople’s defensive walls, captured Constantinople and killed the Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. With the death of Constantine XI, the Byzantine Empire came to an end, as did the older Roman Empire. The image is of Sultan Mehmed II by Gentile Bellini 1480, which is held at the National Gallery, London.