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Can anyone tell me what branch of the French military this WWI uniform belongs to?


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Thank you for your kind words. As I said before, this is the first colourisation that I have done of a French soldier so I was a little concerned about getting the colours right. It's always nice when someone with the required knowledge come along and points one in the right direction.

Again - thank you.


Kev Loughnane

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On 24/07/2021 at 16:07, Keith_history_buff said:

The fiche matricule shows that his brother Roger performed his national service in peacetime, and was in a tank regiment.

Would the dress regulations be that of the artillery, given their heritage as <<artillerie spéciale>>?


Yes it was a subdivision of the artillery and therefore followed the same uniform regulations however were issued certain items unique to them.

Here's another good website which covers this topic. 


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Hello Guêpe, thank you for taking the time to not only answer the question, but to have also provided a link to an article about the uniform of the tankistes, which also has some very interesting content on how the look of the poilu changed as the years progressed.


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