That French Cuirass.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by von Poop, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    You know the one. 'That'll buff out' 'it's only a scratch!' etc.
    Anyone who's followed military history in any way likely knows it. Seems to have bubbled up on soshul meeja recently, (with a few responses I found a tad pious).

    Really interesting article (Shared by Lee/Psywar on Twatter) from former copper/crime writer David Videcette:
    Is the World's Most Famous Piece of Armour a Fake? — David Videcette

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    another one?


    Possibly a production line
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  3. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    different angle....

    nothing new in the West:
    Waterloo 1815 (Wellington Museum)
    Wellington Museum.jpg
    Battle of Wagram 1809
    Wagram 1809.jpg
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    One of my favourite such is the 'Doddington Hall' armour of John Hussey.
    Was on display at the (cack useless, made me quite cross) Newark Civil War Centre when I saw it. Best thing they had, but now back home. Something grimly fascinating about them having the leather doublet from beneath too.

    Small hole... That'll do it, though.

    Death of a Royalist cavalry officer - Doddington Hall
    "There is no evidence of an exit wound to his back."
    Bouncing around... Armour/spalling etc....

    Then there's the Sture murder clothes from Upsalla that Janet Arnold covered so well, though I haven't seen them in the flesh.

    Also, obviously, the Visby relics...

    Hmmm, maybe I never quite got out of my Goth youth.
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