The Imperial Proclamation. Whereas the German princes and the free cities have unanimously called upon us to renew and to assume, with the restoration of the German Empire, the German imperial office, which has been empty for more than sixty years; and Whereas adequate arrangements have been provided for this in the constitution of the German Confederation.
We, Wilhelm, by the grace of God King of Prussia, do herewith declare that we have considered it a duty to our common fatherland to answer the summons of the united German princes and cities and to accept the German imperial title. In consequence, we and our successors on the throne of Prussia will henceforth bear the imperial title in all our relations and in all the business of the German Empire, and we hope to God that the German nation will be granted the ability to fashion a propitious future for the fatherland under the symbol of its ancient glory.
We assume the imperial title, conscious of the duty of protecting, with German loyalty, the rights of the Empire and of its members, of keeping the peace, and of protecting the independence of Germany, which depends in its turn upon the united strength of the people. We assume the title in the hope that the German people will be granted the ability to enjoy the reward of its ardent and self-sacrificing wars in lasting peace, within boundaries which afford the fatherland a security against renewed French aggression which has been lost for centuries.
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Holsters and field equipment. Sword Knots. ID, Books, Personal Items. Uniforms Insignia red army. National formations insignia Red army Airforce insignia NKVD insignia. RKM militia-police insignia Red Fire dept insignia Military trains red army insignia VOSO.The uniforms worn during Napoleonic Wars represent the most elaborate display of pomp in the whole history of military dress. Coats, Greatcoats, Undercoats. It was white in summer and dark green in winter. Before there were many unofficial versions of the waistcoat.
For example instead of dark green it was red, or red braided with white, or green braided with red or white, etc. Between and many horse chasseurs however wore the new and simple uniform, called habit veste or Bardin-uniform.
The waistcoat of French foot gunner was white according to Knotel and Elting. But the Zimmerman Manuscript shows them in in blue waistcoats. The same for the Brunswick Manuscript and year of Berka Manuscript shows them also in blue for and Martinet gives them blue for The foot gunners of Old Guard wore white waistcoats for summer according to Bucquoy.
If battle was fought on a very hot day some soldiers wore only coats, or only waistcoats. In at Wagram the gunners of Old Guard went into action on that muggy day stripped to shirts. Coat Jacket Habit-veste Picture: dark blue coat with dark blue shoulder straps piped red, red collar and cuffs pipped white, white lapels, white undercoat, and white shoulder belt.
The French line infantry wore it until Within each army diffent regiments were usually distinguished by "facings" - linings,turnbacks and braiding on coats in colours that were distinctive to one or several regiments. The white coats or rather light grey popular amongst many armies soiled easily and had to be pipeclayed to retain any semblence of cleanliness.
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Green as worn by jagers and rifle regiments proved particularly prone to fading until suitable chemical dyes were devised in the s. The red were the most expensive of the six basic colors and together with white uniforms made the wearers a better target for enemy. In the course of time coats of blue faded badly, those of pike gray turned a dirty ashen color, and those of green assumed a tinge of yellow, while repairs were all too evident on dyed coats of any kind, and added to a general look of shabbiness.
Coats of white, on the other hand, could always be worked up with chalk to make them look 'new and brilliant. It was not until 20th Century when drab colours were being adopted for active service and ordinary duty wear. The white lapels were treated with pipe clay, which made them really white. In the dark blue coats were oficially introduced in the infantry. It had long tail that was shortened before The weather 'softened' the color of the dark blue and dust, blood and mud made it sometimes unrecognizable.
The dark blue became greyish blue etc.
In the coat was given shorter tail and was stated that the collar and cuffs are red piped white. The lapels were white piped red although - according to an order of July 13th - many colonels didn't obey this order and have abolished the red piping. According to regulations the coat of line infantry suppose to have red cuffs with dark blue cuff flaps but red cuff flaps were more popular.
There were few differences between the coat of line and light infantryman. According to Etat-Militaire the coat tail of light infantryman was shorter than that of the lineman. The regulations of prescribed for light infantry blue cuffs pipped white but many soldiers had the unofficial red cuff flaps.
In as a result of the British naval blockade there was a shortage of indigo used for dyeing cloth and so Napoleon ordered the introduction of a white uniform for his line infantry. According to Decree of April 25th the following regiments of line infantry were assigned white coats: 3rd, 4th, 8th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th, 32nd, 33rd, 34th and 36th Line. Journal Militaire Vol Ipp The next decree mentioned all line regiments. Napoleon expressed his disapproval and only 18 of the regiments were issued with these.
This is said that it happened after he saw bloodstained white uniforms at Eylau. But to me this reason sounds a little bit strange.The French forces have patterns availible for most of the 21eme clothing.
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Because of the wide range and variety of Uniforms and Equipment that we make for this period it has been necessary to split the information between four web pages. The information is not exhaustive and if you do not see what you require pleas contact us. If we do not have any pictures in our archives we will endeavour to research the item in question. The other web pages, links to which are on the left are British Napoleonic, French Napoleonic, Horse Equipment and a Price list The information is not exhaustive and if you do not see what you require pleas contact us.
If we do not have any pictures in our archives we will endeavour to research the item in question On the left is an 18th Hussar Officer complete with full horse equipment On the right is an Officer of the 1er Chasseurs a Cheval, similarly accoutred As well as Napoleonic we make 18th Century Uniforms and Equipment.
This Jacket is an example as is the Guards equipment below which was made for a museum in Belgium US Midshipmans Jacket Coldstream Guardsman in full kit, front and rear views. On the left is an 18th Hussar Officer complete with full horse equipment On the right is an Officer of the 1er Chasseurs a Cheval, similarly accoutred.
As well as Napoleonic we make 18th Century Uniforms and Equipment. This Jacket is an example as is the Guards equipment below which was made for a museum in Belgium.You are using a former version of Internet Explorer. Visit the Microsoft support page.
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Please feel free to contact us, our embroiderers and dressmakers are exceptionally talented and our litterature We try to translate all french comments in english, but sometimes time lacks, if you find parts of interesting comments, still in french, warn us, we'll translate them These crooks harass our customers indicating that they did all uniforms from our website, even some that our customers could see on process in our atelier, with absolutely no embroideries.
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Napoleonic sabres and swords Empire pistols, rifles and baionetts Uniforms and civilian clothing Napoleon jackets and coats Field marshalls, Generals and dignitaries - First Empire- Uniformes Staff officers Pelisses, dolmans Do it yourself! Fabrics for napoleonic uniforms: melton, velvet. Extra costs, extra items Catalog.Fromthe uniforms of the demi-brigades of the line infantry wore the blue "National Uniform" that was to be worn by all soldiers.
However, for a long time, line infantry were a mix of the new blue coats worn by the National Guard and the white uniforms of seasoned veterans from the old Royal army. The blue dress was named the "National Uniform" and was worn by all line infantry by While headgear and details in cut changed, the uniform remained almost completely the same from the beginning of the French Revolution. The uniform was made of a blue coat, red piped white collar and cuffs, white piped red lapels, blue piped red cuff flaps and shoulder straps, white turnbacks piped red, and brass buttons.
Only the brass buttons had the units' identification numbers stamped on them. The lapels were fastened at the upper chest but sloped away below. The hat, a black felt bicornewas the standard infantry headdress at some of Napoleon's greatest battles.
Inthe hat was replaced by the shakowhich was made of black felt, chevron on the side and visor, a brass diamond shaped plate stamped with the Imperial eagle over the unit's regimental number, white cords, and brass chin scales. Napoleon experimented with a few units by reintroducing white coats with facings of different colours specific to each unit reminiscent of the old Royal army's coatsbut these proved unpopular.
Some units added pompons to the shako as well as plumes. Many units had pompoms with a houpette and the center generally colored white with the company number printed in black or red. The diamond shaped plate with the regimental was most common, but some units had the shape of an eagle or the rising sun.25 Hottest Military Uniforms Ever
Inthe cut of the coat was changed into a coatee that included short tails, a blue crowned N on the turnbacks, and the lapels fastened down to the waist and cut square.
The waistcoat was made higher and was therefore not visible. The black gaiters came up to below the knees. The plate on the shako was now a crowned eagle over a semicircle with the regimental number inscribed on it. The black leather M. The cartridge box flap generally had a white linen cover and the forage cap was rolled under the box with red tassel hanging out. The M. The Grenadiers uniform was almost exactly the same as that of the fusiliers, except for red epaulettes and grenades worn on the turnbacks.
They wore a bearskin cap with a brass plate stamped with a flaming grenade on the front, red cords and plume, and a red back patch with a white cross. The epaulettes broadened their shoulders and the tall bearskins made them look even taller.