Tuesday, 21 December 2010

French Infantry Sapeur 1867-1870

Following recent discussion about French infantry sapeurs and their bearskins, here is a Sapeur of the 54th Infantry Regiment in full dress in the period 1867-1870 (the figure on the right). This must be the last period in which the bearskin was worn by sapeurs because, as Paco has pointed out, they were discontinued under the Third Republic.

These two figures are from the collections of the Musée de l’Armée. The figure on the left is an infantry cantinière.

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