Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (3): Colours, Standards and by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

During this 3rd of 3 volumes analyzing the flags of the Napoleonic Wars [Men-at-Arms seventy seven, seventy eight & one hundred fifteen] Terence clever information shades, criteria and guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Burg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, the Netherlands, Mecklenburg, Nassau, Portugal, Reuss, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & Westphalia in a textual content containing a plethora of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates through Guido Rosignoli.

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These lightly constructed hats soon disintegrated in service. From then on the normal headgear was the native sombrero, strongly woven wear for many worn over Mounted Squadrons, Mexico 1865-66 the interesting painting by von Prost in L d'0(2) and reproduced in this chapter; of deterioration, but the tunic is certainly the 1860 basquine with added black brandenbourgs' A midnight blue trouser sidestripe was added at the same time, but the painting does not show this clearly. The kepi band bears a crimson double Hungarian knot.

Red wool braid ranking is worn on both forearms. The 'Bedeau' type of the top centre, waist-belt. 6. made from coat-cloth, is discussed in the text. 7. Lieutenant, Algeria: From Benigni, L d'O(l). The plain midnight blue frock coat is the single-breasted capote-tunique, with pleated skirts a non-regulation but popular garment modelled on Chasseur d'Afrique styles. The gorget was soon to disappear from field uniform. Note full-cut cavalry-style trousers with false booting. The cap has simple gold pipings, without specific rank lace.

White fatigue trousers worn with the collarless 1892-99 colonial paletot jacket, decorated at neck and cuff with the Legion's dark blue braid. Two 1877/79 'coffin' pouches are worn on the belt, and a substantial black oilcloth 'de Negrier' pouch is slung on the chest; therifle is the Gras. 30. Soldat de V" classe, 2 e RE, Tonkin, 1886: From Benigni, L d'O(l) a soldier en tenue de repos, in cold weather walking-out dress based on the Marine Infantry tunic. From this year the trousers were replaced by Marine dark blue, piped red.

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