Tag Archives: British Military Costume

The allied sovereigns attending a review in Hyde Park, 1814.

Duke of Wellington. King of Prussia. Prince Regent (George IV). The Emperor of Russia. Waterloo.

The allied sovereigns attending a review in Hyde Park, 1814.

The allied sovereigns attending a review in Hyde Park, 1814.

From left. Duke of Wellington. King of Prussia. Prince Regent (George IV). The Emperor of Russia.

From the book: The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow, being anecdotes of the camp, court, clubs and society, 1810-1860. By Captain Rees Howell Gronow (1794–1865). Published: London, John C. Nimmo, 1889. Artist Joseph Grego (1843-1908).

Free Ebook: The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow. Volume 1 & 2.

Associated to:

  1. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  2. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  4. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  5. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency, Georgian fashion period 1808-1815.
  6. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion

A Ressaldar of the 16th Bengal cavalry

Indian Ressaldar military costume. India Bengal Captain dress of cavalry.

Indian Ressaldar of Bengal. Captain of cavalry.

A Ressaldar of the 16th Bengal cavalry.

The native captain of an Indian cavalry regiment.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

Nighttime Conference of Hong Kong 1941

Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.

British governor surrenders.

Nighttime Conference of Hong Kong surrender of Governor Young and General Sakai 1941.

Represented the signing of the surrender of Hong Kong by Sir Mark Young in 1942 in a candlelit room at the Peninsula Hotel. A Japanese officer remarked, “history takes place at night”. General Taikashi Sakai receives the British surrender in the presence of high officers. The battle loss of British and Allied defenders totaled about 4,000 soldiers. General Taikashi was executed in 1946 as a war criminal.

Painting by Ihara Usaburou.

Battle of Hong Kong Timeline