Thursday, 22 November 2012

Vive Les Chasseurs!

Photographs of Chasseurs a Pied, c.1860

A much-decorated anonymous Capitaine whose medals include the Legion d'Honneur, the British Crimean War Medal with three clasps (Alma, Inkerman, Sebastopol)

A relaxed-looking Sergent in walking-out dress, with his Bonnet de Police a Souffle on his knee.

A Corporal in undress, wearing his leather gaiters.

A very smart-looking Chasseur wearing his shako with its elaborate dark green and red plume

A member of a battalion's Fanfare - from 1855 each batalion of Chasseurs was allowed a "Fanfare", equipped with instruments a la Saxe.

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