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  1. The nose - the chin (!) - the eye sockets - you could be right. Jones bore a strong resemblance to Wellington and was sometimes mistaken for him. Would any of the experts be so kind as to enlighten us with respect to the uniform?
  2. Thank you. The painter actually was a soldier himself so he should have had the necessary knowledge. Since none of our British experts reacted I wonder whether it is a uniform at all?
  3. I am currently doing some resaerch on a painting (1827) of George Jones RA (6 January 1786 – 19 September 1869). He was a British painter and Keeper of the Royal Academy, most famous for his paintings of military subjects incl. Waterloo. The scene shown here is just a smal section of a larger painting depticting a smal German city on the Rhine. My interpretation is that it shows a young couple on the rigth side and the wife’s mother as well as a priest on the left. The groom seems to wear a red jacket with a black collar and golden embroidery as well as an unknown headgear. Is this a British uniform and if so which one? Any help would be highly appreviated.
  4. A document for a member of the KGL who received 2 pounds 14 shillings and 7 pence additional pay for the battle of Waterloo.
  5. No doubt about that. However, do not expect an iron cross 1939 to be among those ;-)
  6. Nor did I. I have some material on IR87 but am still lacking information on RIR87. Thus, I cannot confirm whether the legends on these cards are accurate. On other French propaganda postcards we see colors which they claim were conquered from bavarian troops but clearly show a prussian flag. Chris, I would love to see some of your RIR87 stuff and learn more about the regiment.
  7. These are two World War I French propaganda postcards, celebrating the conquest of the flag of the (1st Battalion) of the 1st Nassovian Reserve Infantry Regiment. 87, which, however, contradict each other in the details. One of the legends also states that the flag had been left on the field in a panic escape. The troop flag had its firm place as a recognition symbol; because of their significant role as the centre of battle for the soldiers of their unit, the flags gained a special nimbus. Their loss in combat was considered a great shame. Often a prize or an award was granted for conquering enemy flags. In the First World War, the flags were taken to the field in the beginning, but then brought home later with the beginning of the trench war. Thus, such events are likely to have occurred especially at the beginning of the War. Just for illustration purposes, you can also see the medal bar of a member of this regiment.
  8. This is a most surprising statement given the heavy losses the Nassauers suffered at Waterloo. Could you be so kind as to elaborate a bit on it?
  9. Hi

    Wenn Du mal irgendwo irgendwann einen EH vom Hersteller Wagner siehst - ich will ihn haben.

    Schick mir dann unbedingt eine PN.


    Gruss Jo

  10. It was awarded to the two Nassau Regiments and the (Dutch) regiment Nassau-Oranien. Your 3k figure is much too low.
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