Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Partisans and Irregulars of the Franco-Prussian war

First let me thank Scott from the I like the Things I like blog for finding these. They are uniform plates depicting the ephemeral groups, such as Franc-Tireurs that fought on in the Republican phase of the war of 1870-1. I think they are fascinating and it is a really interesting subject not least for the reason that I think they'd make great reenactment subjects. Imagine it - a skirmish campaign in the woods against the Germans. I wonder how expensive a chassepot would be?

1 comment:

  1. Ralph, Do you think the "Estafette" in the lowest image is a woman? It translates as a "Mounted Messenger."