Vístula Lancers
Jan van Chelminski,  1851–1925

Vístula Lancers

Jan van Chelminski,  1851–1925

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Napoleon with Folded Hands, Seen from the Rear
Nicolas Toussaint Charlet, 1792-1845

Napoleon with Folded Hands, Seen from the Rear

Nicolas Toussaint Charlet, 1792-1845

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panzerbjoern:

Napoleon’s Sappers 

The role of the sapper was to clear (or create) obstacles during combat. These men were an elite formation, and like the grenadiers, were selected based on physical stature and good combat record. They were armed with axes, wore bearskins, and beards were mandatory. (Guards sappers wore blue overcoats and helmets, a contrast with the sappers of the line) Line battalions had 4 sappers and 1 sapper corporal whereas the guards had 16. Hussar and Dragoon regiments also had sapper companies, 10 men in total, formed as part of the élite companies and were charged with guarding the regiment’s eagle standard. 

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Trumpeters of the 2nd regiment of Lighthorse-Lancers of the French Imperial Guard

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tierradentro:

Born on this day (09/26/1791): Théodore Gericault.

Mounted Trumpeters of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard”, 1814.

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Bonaparte jeune, vu en buste

Rouget Georges, 1783 – 1869

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Napoleon Bonaparte During the Italian Campaign
Maurice Toussaint, 1882-1974

Napoleon Bonaparte During the Italian Campaign

Maurice Toussaint, 1882-1974

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Bonaparte et Kléber pendant la campagne d’Égypte

Emile Chepfer, 1876-1944

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yourfutureleader:

Apparently, they had this Napoleonic chocolate on sale at the Jubilé Impérial event at Malmaison this weekend. 

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cuirassier:

A series of paintings depicting a charge of the French Chasseurs de la Guard against a Brunswick infantry square during the battle of Waterloo seen from different angles. Painted by Ferre Clauzel

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