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Subject: Napoleon's La Grande Armée veterans; colourised 1858 photographs rss

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Nick West
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After Napoleon's death in 1821, the surviving veterans of the Grande Armée honoured his name and his great leadership.

Every year on 5th May, the anniversary of Napoleon’s death, veterans dressed in their uniforms and marched to the Place Vendôme in Paris to pay homage to their fallen emperor.

On one of those occasions, probably in 1858, the following photos were taken which have now been colourised for the first time.


Sergeant Taria, Grenadiere de la Garde (1809-1815)

See link for the rest http://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/07/30/the-only-surviving-...
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Thanks, nice find.
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