Friday, 15 May 2009

Compagnies franches 1718 Rochefort

Sergeant and soldier with 9 hole gargoussier or belly-box. Note the small collar on the soldier's coat. Blue cuffs and linings etc.
This takes me back to the 90s when I used to run a Marine group and we made many such belly-boxes - it was important to have the wood insert curved as otherwise it was very uncomfortable. My New France past

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