Category Archives: Uniforms

The Old Foreign Legion 1831-1835 and its Uniforms

Tradition, the fantastic French language magazine that showcases historical military uniforms, equipment and militaria (armes-uniformes-figurines) had a three part series back in 1997 that explored the founding of the French Foreign Legion and goes into detail about their uniforms and … Continue reading

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Hi-Res Uniform Prints Part 4

Here is an additional set of uniform prints from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection.  These were all painted by French artist and illustrator Maurice Toussaint (September 1882 – December 1974).  Toussaint gained a solid reputation for his expertise in military … Continue reading

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Hi-Res Uniform Prints Part 3

These images again come from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection.  These consists of watercolor works (aquarelles) from the brush of Pierre Albert Leroux.  His works on this site cover French soldiers from the Napoleonic era up until WWII.  The … Continue reading

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Not-so High Res Uniform Prints

Here are some downsized uniform pictures for those readers who really don’t want to download the massive image files in my previous two posts.  Foreign Legion Uniform Prints…. 2.  French Uniforms from Auguste Legras…

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Hi-Res Uniform Prints

Here are some really nice uniform prints I recently found at the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection.  This resource is not new to me and I may have posted some smaller versions of their illustrations in earlier posts.  The difference … Continue reading

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Hachette Soldats de la Légion Etrangère

(My next collecting obsession…)  Hachette produces an amazing line of collectable 54mm/1:32 figurines depicting the French Foreign Legion throughout history.  You may have seen them around–the first 32 figures in the series were produced by King and Country and the … Continue reading

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Le Petit Journal Covers 5

A quick post today as I conduct some spring cleaning of my digital file cabinets.  These pictures are some of the weekly covers of the French magazine Le Petit Journal from the late 1800’s to roughly 1914. They were found on … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for December 2013

My last post of the year.  Here are some of the items I came across this month related to the Foreign Legion. 1.  Foreign Legion Uniform Plates at “Miniaturas Militares por Alfons Canovas”.  This website is a gold mine for … Continue reading

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Uniforms of the Mexican Campaign

This post is a little bit late for Camerone Day but better late than never. I came across some very nice color uniform prints of French and Mexican military uniforms worn in the Mexican Campaign (or what is often called … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge 2

A couple more quick items to share…. 1.  150th Anniversary of the Battle of Camerone.  Just a reminder that 30 April is only 10 days away.  Camerone Day is the sacred day of the Foreign Legion and this year should … Continue reading

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