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PM LEmpereur
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No flag for republican !?!
LEmpereur
14th Jan 2018 06:58:44

Excuse Our Imperial Ignorance ... But after the first effect passed ... the effect of Christmas presents unpacking! We reviewed our Imperial Troops with more acuity and ... We were surprised to see that the Franco-Prussian war republican troops have no standard bearer!
it is surely historical ... it can not be otherwise! Peter is watching over it! But why?
What is the historical reason?
Thanks for help on this point! :-)


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PM njt236
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njt236
15th Jan 2018 04:21:20

After the fall of the Second Empire the new government had the majority of Eagles destroyed as they were a symbol of the old regime which was now hated by the new government. The new government however, gave no clear indication as to what standards should be used. Provisional regiments were formed from the 4th battalions of three diferent regiments and so had no entitlement to carry standards. Small fanions of variuos designs and colours were carried though.


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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LEmpereur
15th Jan 2018 08:52:26

Thank you njt236.. and "tank" you G S Patton : "Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets" ! ;-)

This is clear an We will use it when publishing Our first mobile regiment !

We will search for the fanions of these regiments... all ideas are welcome !

Thank you all ! :-)


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PM Mollinary
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Mollinary
15th Jan 2018 10:42:42

 

Drapeaux et Etendards du XIXe Siecle (1814-1880) par Pierre Charrie,   Pub. Leopard d’Or.

The best source. Charrie has produced three books covering French military flags from the 17th to the end of the 19th Century, and they are all magnificent. 

Mollinary


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LEmpereur
15th Jan 2018 11:19:12

Thanks very much Mollinary!

I just bought it at the moment! :-)

Upon receipt We tell you if We have found what We need!


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Mollinary
16th Jan 2018 07:07:38

A pleasure. You will find no better source, and it does discuss the flags of Provisional units on pages 156-159. Of course, it also has masses of information on the flags of the Imperial army. The info on the provisional units should allow you to make ‘educated’ guesses as to what other units, unrecorded, may have carried. 

Mollinary


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