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The original eagle for the French Army, chosen by the Emperor Napoleon in 1804, was sculpted by Antoine-Denis Chaudet and then copies were cast in the workshop of Pierre-Philippe Thomire, with the first eagles presented on the 5 December 1804. It was mounted on top of the blue regimental flagpole. On the base would be the regiment's number or, in the case of the Guard, Garde Impériale. The Eagle bore the same significance to French Imperial regiments as the colors did to British regiments.
Battle of Waterloo uniform fetches £30,000 at auction. A uniform worn by an English Lieutenant Colonel who was injured in the Battle of Waterloo has sold for £30,000 at auction. Lt Col Fiennes Sanderson Miller fought the French when he was badly wounded at the battle in 1815. His red jacket, black silk cocked hat and two swords were recovered along with a belt pouch containing vital battle strategies
Lieutenant General Sir De Lacy Evans, G.C.B., M.P. who was a part of numerous battles including the War of 1812 in the U.S., the battle of Waterloo in Belgium, and the Crimean War.
Veteran of Waterloo with his wife, 1850. This photo was taken 35 years after the battle. There is no info as to the nationality of the veteran. The attire gives no real clues. One thing's for sure: there were no veteran's benefits for this couple judging from their rather scruffy overall appearance. .
French Early Napoleonic Style 1815 Pattern Bell Top Shako Nice early beaver 1815 pattern French Napoleonic bell top shako. Complete with large white metal helmet plate and original scale link chinstrap. Original leather lining with minor age wearing to some of the leather tongues but generally nice condition. A scarce early military shako.