French Imperial guard in the crimea uniform

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French Imperial guard in the crimea uniform

Post by dashing blade » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:52 am

Any help Gents, can't find a decent picture of what sort of uniforms the Imp Grd wore in the Crimea. Internet just has Franco Prussian war pics!
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Re: French Imperial guard in the crimea uniform

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:30 pm

Hope that helps

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Re: French Imperial guard in the crimea uniform

Post by dashing blade » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:38 pm

Thankyou Friedrich that's very helpful, as we say up north " You're a bobby dazzler " :D
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Re: French Imperial guard in the crimea uniform

Post by Shann1870 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:45 pm

Hi. The uniforms of the Imperial Guard underwent various changes between 1854-1860. As far as the Crimean War is concerned, the main characteristic is that both the Grenadiers and Voltigeurs wore BLUE trousers, not red. Apparently Napoleon thought they looked a bit plain compared to the troops of the Line during the victory parade through Paris, and red trousers were subsequently issued. This is what was worn in Italy in 1859. The following year, the tunics were changed and included the lace bars across the chest, as shown in plate 59. This was the uniform worn in 1870. Plate 56 shows the changes to the tunic between 1854 and 1860. Hope this helps.

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Post by Ben Waterhouse » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:14 pm

And I'm a Yorkshire baptised Liverpudlian, married to a Stockport lass... :D
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Re: French Imperial guard in the crimea uniform

Post by dashing blade » Fri May 20, 2016 6:48 am

Sorry for the delay in replying, I would like to point out that recent evidence (floods,landslides, guided busways) would lead to the conclusion that God is busy elsewhere this. However there is a blue plaque in Leigh Lancs ,that confirms he's birth in a mid terrace off Railway road............not Yorkshire.
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Re: French Imperial guard in the crimea uniform

Post by Shann1870 » Sat May 21, 2016 8:42 am

I stand corrected!!
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