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The Glory of the Empires 1880-1914

By Wendell Schollander

9780752486345

ISBN: 9780752486345

Published: 02-07-2018


The Glory of the Empires 1880-1914

By Wendell Schollander

ISBN: 9780752486345

Published: 02-07-2018

About This Book

During the period 1880–1914, the soldiers of the great empires of Britain, France, Germany, Russia and the United States were bedecked in elaborate helmets, with ornate weapons and finery, their colourful uniforms representing centuries of regimental history and tradition, often bearing reminders of famous victories and heroic last stands. In Glory of the Empires, Wendell Schollander presents the definitive study of every regimental uniform in the five empires, including those of the colonies of India, the Philippines and North Africa. He explains the history behind sartorial peculiarities – such as why the Russian 15th Hussars wore a bright pink uniform and the Wiltshire Regiment had dents on their buttons – and reveals the experiences of the men who served. Complemented by over 750 illustrations, this book fulfils a need not only as a one-stop reference work but also as a brief narrative history of the period.

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