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HELP : any good book in english/french on napoleonic badges/insignia?


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Good day,

I started collecting napoleonic relics as a side collection. It is still possible to dig some buttons over here, a reminder of the past battles when Napoleon reached here.

My collection is tiny on the subject, mainly buttons, some buckle and relic badge, all ground dug.

I recently bought an interesting book entitled "Waterloo Relics" which is very interesting but far from being complete.

I was wondering then if there is any book out there showing details of buckles, buttons, insignia (not drawings but real pictures).

Thanks in advance

regards Matt

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Yeah- now that the Kindle has allowed everyone to offer such crap as their "Christian vampire" novel on-line, it is almost impossible to find anything on Amazon. It was French. Let me go have a look around.

Also- are you a member of "project Hougomont" on Facebook? The chaps there put up one or two new items daily....and there is a ferocious debate going on at the moment as to greatcoat straps- "leather or woven flax?" that is really detailed. One picks up details like the number of different styles of cartridge box plates and cross belt plates used (in 1815 the 42nd apparently had three different types- all confirmed by archaeology).

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