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  • Name that photo - Napoleonic version

    As in the World War I version, the concept is fairly simple. Someone will post a photo and everyone else tries to answer a question about the photo. I will start us off.

    Name the person in this photo and their significance:

    Wer ist das.jpg


  • #2
    It looks like Suvurov as a young cadet...

    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    BORG

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    • #3
      Remarkably similar looking - but very different people - in more ways than one

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      • #4
        Not much traction, so a hint. The person in the photo is not a man.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
          Not much traction, so a hint. The person in the photo is not a man.


          You mean like this :

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Schellinck

          Disguised as a man, Schellinck enlisted 1792 in the 2nd Belgian battalion of the French army and most notably took part at the battle of Jemappes in the same year, where she was severely wounded. Four days after the battle, November 10, she was made sub-lieutenant. She left military service in 1795/96 when she married lieutenant Louis-Joseph Decarmin.
          No contemporary pictures of that one though, just the the fictional picture from the 1890s there….
          Last edited by Snowygerry; 22 Jul 19, 03:56.
          High Admiral Snowy, Commander In Chief of the Naval Forces of The Phoenix Confederation.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post



            You mean like this :

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Schellinck

            No contemporary pictures of that one though, just the the fictional picture from the 1890s there….
            You've got the significance right, Gerry. A decorated woman in the ranks of an army.

            Wrong country though

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            • #7
              She looks very young, should be easy to find……
              High Admiral Snowy, Commander In Chief of the Naval Forces of The Phoenix Confederation.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
                She looks very young, should be easy to find……
                Yes, there was only a handful of young women around in the Napoleonic Era...

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                • #9
                  I'll give it a day or so, before I engage my Google-Fu
                  High Admiral Snowy, Commander In Chief of the Naval Forces of The Phoenix Confederation.

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                  • #10
                    She's Russian.

                    Nadezhda Durova disguised as Alexander Sokolov
                    Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                    Prayers.

                    BoRG

                    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8757/snap1ws8.jpg

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Salinator View Post
                      She's Russian.

                      Nadezhda Durova disguised as Alexander Sokolov
                      Also known as Alexander Alexandrov - supposedly the first known female officer in the Russian military. Personally awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery by Tsar Alexander I and promoted to lieutenant. Fought in the 1806-1807 Prussian Campaign and the battles of Smolensk and Borodino during the French invasion of 1812.

                      Your turn, Sal

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                      • #12
                        I'll pass my turn and allow someone else to take it. I've always enjoyed the guessing part more than presenting the question.
                        Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                        Prayers.

                        BoRG

                        http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8757/snap1ws8.jpg

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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                        • #13
                          Name the person in this photo and their significance:


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                          The long toll of the brave
                          Is not lost in darkness
                          Over the fruitful earth
                          And athwart the seas
                          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                          Unquenchable forever.

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                          • #14
                            Not much to go on there - did he drink all the gin ?
                            High Admiral Snowy, Commander In Chief of the Naval Forces of The Phoenix Confederation.

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                            • #15
                              Dibs'll nail him, no problem.
                              But for the uneducated among you here's a clue...
                              it's a man.

                              The long toll of the brave
                              Is not lost in darkness
                              Over the fruitful earth
                              And athwart the seas
                              Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                              Unquenchable forever.

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