The Prince Imperial, son of Napoleon III. He died in the Zulu War with other members of the Royal Artillery Company.
A young man saluting in his own miniature copy of a WWI British army uniform. Adorable.
Unidentified Greek soldier holding his daughter during WWII.
Portrait of Colonel John Hayes St. Leger, Detail (1770-1780). Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The Battle of Aboukir- Napolean’s last victory in his Egyptian campaign. (1799)
Painted by Antoine Jean-Gros in 1806
Star Trek Generations: Awful movie, awesome shot of Captain Picard and Commander Riker wearing 19th century naval uniforms.
I’ve been keeping my nose out of the Royal Wedding hubbub, except this headline (naturally) grabbed my eye. Turns out that Prince William blew a lot of people out of the water by choosing to wear the scarlet uniform of the Irish Guard- a U.K. unit stationed in Afghanistan at the moment- as a tribute to his countrymen (and comrades, as he is an honorary Colonel) who have served and fallen.
It was somewhat surprising and very touching to me.