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- 11 -152017

Animals & war, episode 23: Decors of the Hôtel des Invalides

Sculptures with allegorical animals adorn the sixty dormer windows of the Cour d’Honneur. The three reproduced above feature dolphins and lions. The lion is undoubtedly the most represented. The dormer window decorated with two elephant […]

- 11 -082017

Animals and war, episode 22: The lion

Founded for the Hospitallers of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, this canon comes from the island of Rhodes and was offered to Napoleon III by the Sultan Abdul-Aziz, in 1862. It is on exhibit […]

- 11 -032017

Animals and war, episode 21: The Sheep & The Ram

Sword of honor offered by the city of Paris to Marshal Joffre (1852-1931) by Henri Eugène Nocq (1868-1944). © Paris, musée de l’Armée Dist. RMN-GP / Pascal Segrette Captain Gony’s Pelisse and Cap of 2nd […]

- 10 -302017

Animals and war, episode 20 : The Eagle

Symbol of imperial power, the eagle was chosen by Napoleon I to adorn the standards of the Grande Armée. Looking to the left, the eagle is drawn up, the wings spread, one claw resting on […]

- 10 -252017

Animals and war, episode 19: The Rabbit and The Hare

This lithograph shows an old soldier holding a rabbit. On his left, soldiers are resting in a tent; in the back scene other soldiers are hunting for their food.  This engraving illustrates one aspect of […]

- 10 -202017

Animals and war, episode 18 : The Bear

This map illustrates the political situation in 1914-1915 from the Russian point of view. The different nations are represented by national stereotypes or symbols. Czar Nicholas II occupies a prominent place, and in his empire […]

- 10 -162017

Animals and war, episode 17 : The Cow and The Bull

Camouflage is the art of concealment and deception. The French Army became the first to establish a Camouflage Section in February 1915 in order create visual deception and protect soldiers and equipment from observation by […]

- 10 -112017

Animals and war, episode 16: The Roach

1916 issue n°10 of the French trench newspaper Ver luisant (“The Glow-Worm”). © Paris, musée de l’Armée A soldier of the 117th Infantry Regiment with his dog painted by Georges Bertin Scott (1873-1942).  This infantryman […]

- 10 -062017

Animaux and war, episode 15 : The pigeon

Homing Pigeon « Le Gambetta ». Oil on canvas by C. Ducoin, ca 1890. A handwritten inscription on the upper left corner of this painting reads as follow: “1870 – It is on October 7, […]

- 10 -042017

Animals and war, episode 14: Dromedaries & Camels

Matchlock musket, ca 1590-1600 © Paris, musée de l’Armée, Dist. RMN-GP / Tony Querrec Camel’s saddle on exhibit in the room dedicated to the Campaign in Egypt in the Musée de l’Armée © Paris, musée de […]

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