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  • Originally posted by tommy cooper View Post
    Thanks Paul for the link ,its difficult to remember but I am sure that when looking at the Life Guard diaries I was surprised how few actually fell at the battle when you think warfare was so brutal in those days you would expect more ? I know the 1st and 2nd LGs lost both respective Colonels and very nearly the Blues too but for the prompt action of Trooper Tom Evans who saved his life and was rewarded after by Col Hill with enough money to by a pub
    here's the story

    http://www.the-oxford-blue.com/

    Also came across this in the royal collection

    http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/co...rse-guards-the

    1816 complete with Waterloo medal and wearing the second pattern of helmet with the brass edged more downward pointing peak looks like the one worn at waterloo was withdrawn and a new type was issued
    Thank You for the link!
    I knew about this deed...
    the 1st regiment of LGs lost the Colonel (Samuel Ferrior )...
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb....am/page10.html
    Sincerely,
    Paul
    Last edited by comte Ouvarov; 12 Jan 14, 19:30.

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    • I've always been impressed with the uniform of carabiniers.
      The famous picture of Keith Rocco
      http://www.firstempire.0catch.com/Im...ith_rocco.html
      But I should say, there is no one evidence that Izoum hussars fought with carabiniers... Their enemies in this combat were Wathier's cuirassiers. (may be it was the 1st Cuirassier regiment of GdD Defrance, but there is no primary source)...
      The famous picture of Mark Churms...
      http://www.ozarkairfieldartworks.com...scowa-l_1_.jpg
      The tragical fate of Lieutenant Ferdinand de la Riboisiere...
      Here Ferdinand depicted with his father, the great general of artillery...
      Last edited by comte Ouvarov; 12 Jan 14, 21:55.

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      • Originally posted by comte Ouvarov View Post
        I've always been impressed with the uniform of carabiniers.

        This uniform is simply wonderful. Was there any difference between uniforms of 1st and 2nd carabiniers regiment? I mean these later, white uniforms (equipped in 1810, if Im right).

        Sincerely,
        Jan
        Frederick William III of Prussia - The Napoleonic Wars Campaign.

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        • difference

          the only difference between the two regiments where the cuffs
          the first regiment had white cuffs piped sky-blue
          the second regiment had sky-blue cuffs piped white

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          • Originally posted by von Aicha View Post
            This uniform is simply wonderful. Was there any difference between uniforms of 1st and 2nd carabiniers regiment? I mean these later, white uniforms (equipped in 1810, if Im right).

            Sincerely,
            Jan
            Jan, I could answer any question about their battle path since the start of 1812 Campaign, but, unfortunately, in the detailes of their uniform... my knowledge is very weak... Are You interested in taking part them in a particular combat?
            Sencerely,
            Paul

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            • Hopefully this works I got lots more, so let me know
              if U gents can see this?

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              • Originally posted by von Aicha View Post
                This uniform is simply wonderful. Was there any difference between uniforms of 1st and 2nd carabiniers regiment? I mean these later, white uniforms (equipped in 1810, if Im right).

                Sincerely,
                Jan
                How could I forget?! ... The picture posted by General Brock has reminded - the differences in uniform must be seen in the coloured pictures in the book: Hourtoulle "La Moskowa Borodino. La bataille des Redoutes".
                The book can be downloaded free from Internet ...
                Sincerely,
                Paul

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                • So U can see it, here are some more...









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                  • Here's one by Jack Gimbal:

                    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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                    • Phil - U know its Carabiniers he is after right,.. not Cuirassier...

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                      • Originally posted by General Brock View Post
                        So U can see it, here are some more...
                        Thank You for the pictures!
                        There depicted also such a detail as a bit curved sword blades ("Montmorency type" of blades)... It is correct. This feature distinguishes the Carabinier broadsword....
                        When Colonel of Saxon Garde du Corps saw them at Borodino, he claimed he had never seen more brilliant and impressive troops.
                        Sincerely,
                        Paul
                        Last edited by comte Ouvarov; 13 Jan 14, 18:07.

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                        • Originally posted by PhilinYuma View Post
                          Here's one by Jack Gimbal:

                          Cheers,
                          Phil
                          thanks for this one i didn't known ! if you have more from jack girbal except Lasalle book ......

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                          • Originally posted by fusillier base View Post
                            thanks for this one i didn't known ! if you have more from jack girbal except Lasalle book ......

                            You can find some nice Girbals pieces in this book. I can upload them but many of them have been uploaded here before, I think.



                            Sincerely,
                            Jan
                            Frederick William III of Prussia - The Napoleonic Wars Campaign.

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                            • Originally posted by General Brock View Post
                              Phil - U know its Carabiniers he is after right,.. not Cuirassier...
                              Ouch! Un moment d'agarement (sounds so much classier tha "brain f-rt" dunnit?)

                              The orange shade of these guys' cuirasses makes me wonder if they were made of tombac, which was over 80% copper and, I would have thought, not nearly as resistant to saber or shell as steel. Was it in fact tombac, and if so, was the whole cuirass made of it, or was it simply used as an enamel over steel (I know that this technique exists)?
                              Cheers,
                              Phil
                              Last edited by PhilinYuma; 17 Jan 14, 17:44.
                              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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