Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Shako de grenadiers de la garde-nationale, Mod
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In Holland a National Guard was raised after the annexation by France in 1810. After the liberation in late 1813, early 1814 both cities and manufactureres had unusable stocks of clothing for these.

Clothing that sufficiently resembled the new uniform was acceptet by the new Gouvernment and issued to the early units. This included shakos. Grenadier shakos were at first rejected, but later accepted as a manufacturer had stated that he could change them into the new pattern.

An inventory list specifically stated that these grenadier shakos had red side stripes. They were therefore of the same pattern as the line shako.

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