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French army infantryman, 137th ligne, verdun, 1916

Article about: Thought i would show how my French First World War Horizon Blue uniformed ensemble is shaping up . Ive to get brown leather equipment ,and aluminium or zinc buttons still . otherwise its nea

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    Default French army infantryman, 137th ligne, verdun, 1916

    Thought i would show how my French First World War Horizon Blue uniformed ensemble is shaping up . Ive to get brown leather equipment ,and aluminium or zinc buttons still . otherwise its near completion . The numerals i had to make , but the lining is stamped 137th Line Infantry .
    This Regt was famed for its stand at Verdun and incident of the ' Tranchee des Baionettes '. The 3rd company were completely wiped out. After the war they were found ,each under a vertical rifle with fixed bayonet. The Germans had probably filled the trench after finding the dead defenders and used the rifles as grave markers.
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    Default Re: French army infantryman, 137th ligne, verdun, 1916

    Very nice Rob, it must have taken quite a while to accumulate, and really you could say this trooper was one of the lucky ones that didnt remain

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    Default Re: French army infantryman, 137th ligne, verdun, 1916

    Lovely display, do you have the jacket? This is the one I have French Horizon Blue Tunic WW1
    Regards
    René

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    Default Re: French army infantryman, 137th ligne, verdun, 1916

    Very nice mannequin! Thanks for showing.

    Regards

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