Officer's coat, Royal Artillery circa 1815

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Officer's coat, Royal Artillery circa 1815

Post  mconrad on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 8:41 am

From "The Gunners at Waterloo," by Don Fosten, in Military Modelling Christmas Special 1995. Belonged to Lt. Green.


mconrad

Posts : 382
Join date : 2008-07-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Officer's coat, Royal Artillery circa 1815

Post  buistR on Sat 05 May 2012, 2:10 pm

Thanks for posting this Mconrad. Time, moths and decay must have left few genuine Napoleonic uniforms in existence. Still fewer from the 18th century (although the Musee d'Armee in Paris has a couple of uniforms from about 1780 on display and even a elaborate white centsuisse costume from the very early 1700s. As far as I know the very oldest uniform still in existence is a French officer's coat dating from about 1650 on display in the Military Museum in Stockholm. Apparently it was presented to the Swedish monarchy as an example of the (then) novel idea of putting soldiers into standardized dress. Certainly the French were the first to do this on an army-wide scale, although some Swedish infantry regiments had appeared in uniform coats earlier in the century and of course various body-guards (Papal Swiss Guards, English Yeomen of the Guard etc) had had surcoats doled out to be worn over ordinary clothing for some decades before.

buistR

Posts : 343
Join date : 2008-05-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Similarly, where's the armor of the Crusaders?

Post  mconrad on Sun 06 May 2012, 7:52 am

Reminds me of the statement by an expert in knightly arms and armor as to the existence of any pieces of armor actually worn by a Crusader. His answer was there was no such item that survived in human possession. The only piece is possibly a corroded fragment of chainmail excavated in one of the Levantine castles.

mconrad

Posts : 382
Join date : 2008-07-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Officer's coat, Royal Artillery circa 1815

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum