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    Hello, Has anyone seen this picture before?
    It is the left side of a larger picture of 8 or 10 French Infantrymen firing their
    muskets in a line at the Battle of Waterloo. But the hat just does not look correct for the time period, or is it even French? Would anyone know the name of the picture or the artist or the which kind of uniform and hat this is?Thanks! Ken Berry
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    Originally posted by kenberry View Post
    Hello, Has anyone seen this picture before?
    It is the left side of a larger picture of 8 or 10 French Infantrymen firing their
    muskets in a line at the Battle of Waterloo. But the hat just does not look correct for the time period, or is it even French? Would anyone know the name of the picture or the artist or the which kind of uniform and hat this is?Thanks! Ken Berry
    Well apart from the naivety, the hat is of no style used by the French at Waterloo. Also, the uniform is, or rather seems to be, the pre 1812 type, which should be the 1812 Bardin type.

    The 1812 habit veste that was worn at Waterloo by the infantry (excluding most of the Guard) should look like this:



    The one in your picture is like this 1804-1810 type:



    Your picture is rather spurious in style.

    Paul
    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 29 Dec 15, 02:35.
    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
    All human ills he can subdue,
    Or with a bauble or medal
    Can win mans heart for you;
    And many a blessing know to stew
    To make a megloamaniac bright;
    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
    The Pixie is a little shite.

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      Looks British in style from about 1780
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        french infantry did not carry bread bags

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          I'll see yer phony Frenchmen and raise you some Ersatz Englishmen. That's Cambronne risking imminent death in the centre, at Waterloo. That odd vignette in the top right corner is a common device in early C19th military paintings, as you know, so this was probably done not long after Waterloo.

          Luv them red titfers!
          Cheers,
          Phil
          They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
          Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
          At the going down of the sun and in the morning
          We will remember them.

          Rest easy.

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            Originally posted by PhilinYuma View Post


            I'll see yer phony Frenchmen and raise you some Ersatz Englishmen. That's Cambronne risking imminent death in the centre, at Waterloo. That odd vignette in the top right corner is a common device in early C19th military paintings, as you know, so this was probably done not long after Waterloo.

            Luv them red titfers!
            Cheers,
            Phil
            Red shako's with plumes on the wrong side, yellow turnbacks, Mix of Gendarmes/Carabiniers and Infantry cross belts. Cannon firing down from a dizzy height, and the Guard actually getting that close.....Mmm! Methinks it's even worse than the O.P's picture.

            Paul
            ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
            All human ills he can subdue,
            Or with a bauble or medal
            Can win mans heart for you;
            And many a blessing know to stew
            To make a megloamaniac bright;
            Give honour to the dainty Corse,
            The Pixie is a little shite.

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