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  • #11880
    Christophe
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    Please, post here about CDVs (identified or not) of French high-rank officers : generals, marshals….

    Ch.

    #13417
    Henk-Willem
    Participant

    A few day ago I have bought a few CDV’s of some French generals.

    I know already 3 of them, but the other 6 I cant find who they are.

    The 2 main questions are: Who are they and What decorations do they have?

    The first 3 are:
    Marie Edmé Patrice Maurice markies de Mac-Mahon, hertog de Magenta : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrice_de … de_Magenta
    François Achille Bazaine : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7 … le_Bazaine
    Charles Auguste Frossard : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Auguste_Frossard
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    #13420
    Henk-Willem
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    The next 3
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    #13421
    Henk-Willem
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    The last 3
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    #13422
    Anonymous
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    The second one is Louis René Paul de Ladmirault.

    The last one could be Edmond Leboeuf, general and also senator.

    #13423
    Christophe
    Participant

    Hi Henk-Willem,

    A few suggestions for those non identified yet…

    #1 : could be Pierre Louis Charles de Failly (21 January1810 – 1892), French general, born at Rozoy-sur-Serre (Aisne).

    # 3 : Albrecht Theodor Emil Graf von Roon (30 April1803 – 23 February1879) was a Prussiansoldier and politician. Roon, along with Otto von Bismarck and Helmuth von Moltke, was one of the leading figures in Prussia’s government during the key decade of the 1860s, when Germany was unified under Prussia’s leadership.

    #5 : Louis-Jules Trochu, General born on 12 March 1815, and dead on 7 October 1896.

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13424
    Henk-Willem
    Participant

    I have the found the other person. And also a little mistake in one of the photo’s:

    #1 : could be Pierre Louis Charles de Failly (21 January1810 – 1892), French general, born at Rozoy-sur-Serre (Aisne).

    This is not Failly. It is: Marshal Elie Frédéric Forey: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89lie- … 9ric_Forey

    No. 4 is Charles Guillaume Marie Appollinaire Antoine Cousin Montauban, comte de Palikao: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Co … de_Palikao

    I would like to thank you all for you work! Great job!

    #13425
    john f.
    Participant

    I’m assuming this distinguished looking gentleman is a French military officer based on his awards. However, what rank and branch of service is he? I’m going to guess that he is a Colonel or higher in the Army.
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    #13426
    jb floyd
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    Uniforms are not my thing, but I think this one is a diplomatic service uniform. The orders he’s wearing are typical for a diplomat in the French foreign service (note there are no campaign medals to accompany them, or Legion of Honor preceeding them).

    #13427
    john f.
    Participant

    Jeff,

    Thanks! I would have never have guessed French Diplomat.

    #13428
    felix
    Member

    Yes, a french diplomat wearing the uniform introduced in 1882 for the officials, the black feathers on the hat are characteristics (white for ambassadors and other higher grades). Certainly an early XXth century picture.

    First award is the order of the dragoon of Annam, second one is the order of the black star of Benin, I don’t know for the third one.

    #13429
    Christophe
    Participant

    The 3rd one is the Order of Nishan El-Iftikar from Tunisia. Officer order with the Ali Bey (1882-1902) monogram.

    Ch.

    #13430
    felix
    Member

    Ooops! i didn’t click on the picture…

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