Bolivian Army c1910

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Bolivian Army c1910

Post  buistR on Sun 02 Aug 2009, 8:44 pm

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An inexplicably yellowish plate of Bolivian uniforms from the pre-1914 era. The French influence (kepis/red trousers/black tunics for officers and dark blue for other ranks) was strong because a French military training mission was assigned to La Paz from 1905 to 1911. Then an Imperial German mission arrived under a Major Kundt. This went home for obvious reasons in 1914 but Major Kundt returned to Bolivia in 1921 and became Minister of Defence there four years later. He was noted for his efficiency in organising parades.

The illustrations (more to follow) are:
Top row: general (gala); general (service); general (field)
Middle row: infantry officer (field); infantry soldier (gala); cavalry officer (gala)
Bottom row: cavalry soldier (gala); artillery officer (gala); artillery officer (field)

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Post  buistR on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 6:41 pm

And to conclude:

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Top to bottom: infantry officer (gala); cavalry trooper (field); artillery gunner (gala)

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nice scans

Post  wfrad on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 7:41 pm

This encyclopaedia of yours is a real treasure, must have liked your lips when you found it.
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