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Fantastic Uniform :-)))

Chris Boonzaier

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The tunic and trousers of the Gentleman mentioned in this thread... http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/51193-french-titles/

He was killed on the first day of his units war. 22 of August 1914 the series of clashes called "the battles of the frontiers" took part... he was killed leading his company into action against the German 21st Reserve Division.

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My father-in-law told me quite a few years ago that his great uncle once mentioned the French being so easy see and aim at because of their red trousers. It was 1914 when he wrote home saying this; he was soon captured.

When did they change to horizon blue and is that the actual uniform he was wearing or a spare?


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