Military Style. The best Uniforms in History.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by von Poop, May 29, 2012.

  1. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    You missed the finest British Light Cavalry Regt the 17th and the 21st Lancers
     

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  3. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Aren't they affiliated with a British regiment, the Queen's Mercuries?
     
  4. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Yes, unofficially ;)
     
  5. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  6. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Dutch Artillery....pretty Swish!
     

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  7. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    ...........and the answer to where Liberace got his inspiration.
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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Be prepared:

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  9. pensioner1938

    pensioner1938 Member

    My grandfather 12th Lancers India 1900, the guy standing.

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  10. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Great photos I have enjoyed this thread let's hope there is posts to come Elsie
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Perhaps the very opposite of uniform, but a certain flair.
    (And, of course, interesting variety of weaponry.)
    80s Mujahideen .

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    Via Forgotten Weapons... again,
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Splendid bit of 1914 Zouave, via a chap on Twatter:

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  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  14. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    I think “Liberace” (post #67) or those chaps in bobbles are about the closest thing to a lady on here at the mo. You did say "military style in history" though so I’d have to say Amazon warriors, to redress the balance a tiny bit.

    To look for an example I’d not idly google though.

    Though wiki fortunately is (for now) quite restrained:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazons

    Looking specifically for WW2:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Russian_and_Soviet_military#World_War_II

    Possible these one’s here of some Russian female partisan snipers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Russian_and_Soviet_military#/media/File:Kovpak_partisanki.jpg

    Brave gals and all that.

    There are some nice pictures out there of wrens too, though if you goodle that I think that you might probably find one or two different types of birds.

    I am musing though why so many pictures of men were posted though, first on this thread. Perhaps we are just more stylish I guess. And also shocked as to why I first thought of amazons here. ^_^

    All the best, :salut:

    Rm.

    Ps. BTW - back in WW2 was the Wren uniform thought stylish - it looks pretty smart to me. But perhaps those that had to wear if had a different opinion. I wonder how they rated it - in terms of style as compared to those of the men? Probably a good job the WW2 designers didn’t take any tips from the Amazons though... ^_^
     
  15. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Stylish

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    Mike
     
  16. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Assume I'm an American for a moment Mike (post#75) was that sarcastic? :P or heartfelt? :indexCAGHJY15:

    According to this the W.R.A.F have always "looked smart" but "now apparently they are even smarter"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcKMv1V9aUI

    Is it just though that men are peacocks and women are peahens :)
     
  17. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Winston Churchill in the uniform of the Fourth Queen's Own Hussars, February 1895

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    I'm not convinced by the hat (I'm unsure of the technical name), but the rest of the outfit screams: 'I am the man - step aside.'
     
  18. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  19. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Ramilies.

    I know that Americans are said not to understand irony but none was intended here. I could never resist Honeysuckle Weeks in her uniform.

    Mike
     
  20. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    That's a great anecdote, Ron.
    So, educate me here - does the ornate hat have a technical name? Is it a form of busby?
     

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