Saturday 3 October 2009

Durango 1865

Of course the army of Napoleon III also served in the American continent - in Mexico to be precise as I am sure you know from various Westerns such as Peckinpah's Major Dundee and many more. This image of French troops of the line is from 1865, and shows them wearing the tunic generally not worn in Europe in favour of the capote and adapted headgear.

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