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Useful detail refs for French Naps

Discussion in 'Napoleonic War' started by NeilW, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. NeilW Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This site is a great one for detailed refs for all those bits'n'pieces that are rather vague on the usual uniform pics. Mainly repro/reenactment items but most are modelled on the real thing and give a good idea of how the items actually looked and were worn (eg, anyone whose seen real uniforms will be struck by just how close fitted some were, eg dolmans and sleeves generally: the site mentions this).

    https://en.empirecostume.com/

    eg: sabretache: https://en.empirecostume.com/sabretache-empire-c140.htm
    boots, boots, boots (including how those buckles worked): https://en.empirecostume.com/boots-shoes-and-buckles-c148.htm
    dolmans/pelisses: https://en.empirecostume.com/pelisses-dolmans-husars-c370.htm
    the bigwigs: https://en.empirecostume.com/field-marshalls-generals-and-dignitaries-first-empire-c484.htm
    and the big yin hi'self: https://en.empirecostume.com/napoleon-jackets-and-coats-c483.htm

    Of course the best source has got to be the real deal at the Invalades' Musee de L'Armee, a great place to visit but lousy for photos. Their website is OK but doesn't seem to have a full photocatalogue and I've yet to suss out how to narrow down the searches other than just 'uniforme/1792-1871' and that misses out a lot of what they actually have on display... anybody know of a better source ref this?

    https://www.musee-armee.fr/collections.html
    https://basedescollections.musee-armee.fr/search/31746bf3-01d6-419c-879f-d48c18c0e9f9
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  2. Ronaldo Active Member

    Look up the Musee d Emperi , stacks of Nap uniforms of all sorts and plenty of good photo's
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  3. NeilW Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Musee d Emperi (Empire?).... can't find this?
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
  5. NeilW Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks: now found it and hope to visit some day (tho' doubtful). I see that many items seem to be on loan from the Musee de L'Armee and, as there, they're under dim lighting to help preserve them.

    However, although they have some pics on the site, I can't find the 'plenty of pics' that Ronaldo refers to?
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