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Archives du mois de August 2017

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- 08 -282017

Animals and war, episode 6: The Ostrich

A twentieth century lead figurine inspired by a lithograph by Draner, on exhibit in the Cabinets Insolites of the Musée de l’Armée. © Paris, musée de l’Armée. A description of Egypt. Three Egyptian kings can be […]

- 08 -232017

Animals and war, episode 5: The Horse

A sixteenth century jousting armour on horseback. On exhibit at the entrance of the Department of Ancient Arms and Armour. © Paris, musée de l’Armée, Dist. RMN-GP / Émilie Cambier General Lasalle. Killed in the last […]

- 08 -182017

Animals and war, episode 4: Animal-Food

In the scenes above, we can see two different types of food supply to an army in the field. In the best of circumstances, this food was purchased, as it is the case in the […]

- 08 -142017

Animals and war, episode 3: Animal-material

A leopard skin rug used in the tent of Napoleon I during the Russian Campaign of 1812 © Paris, musée de l’Armée, Dist. RMN-GP / Pascal Segrette Cowhide is used to protect army equipment and […]

- 08 -112017

Animals and war, episode 2: Soldiers’ Best Friend

Crossing the Alps via the Saint Bernard Pass by Louis-François Lejeune (1775-1848). © Paris, musée de l’Armée, Dist. RMN-GP / Émilie Cambier Two pets are visible on this photograph of the First World War; A dog is […]

- 08 -082017

Animals and war, episode 1: Human-animal

Lead figurines made in the eighties from the Loriot Collection of a signifier and two cornicines of the Roman army. The signifier was a non-commissioned officer whose role was to carry a signum, a visual […]

- 08 -032017

Animals and war, episode 0: presentation

17th century engraving by Jean Theodore de Bry the Younger (1561-1623) depicting a procession. For a very long time, a great number of animals served different functions in the field. The military convoy is composed […]

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