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Bearskin of the French Imperial Guard

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This bearskin headdress belonged to one of the Grenadiers of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard. It may have been taken as a trophy from a body amongst those killed in the last attack on the allied army at Waterloo.The fame of the Imperial Guard bearskin headdress was only equalled by its prestige. The Guard was the most feared fighting force in the French Army.

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