When it comes to French, people usually think about perfume, fashion and romance, which seems to be inherent in the tradition of French people, either about normal people or French Army.
When it comes to army, people may feel sense of discipline and solemn. Their ranks are distinctive, style-oriented, rank-dropping and color-prominent, far beyond the reach of the armies of other countries. In particular, its flat-topped bucket cap, with every detail, presents a variety of information, unique and incomparable.
Today, I will show everyone about the French military army cap.
The main insignia of the captain's cap is: a double vertical short line "Captain" on the top of the cap; three crosswalks are "Captain's Rank", one of which is silver for a technical officer (or civilian officer); the central insignia is "Air Force Hat Badge"; and the silver belt denotes "Technical Officer" (or civilian).
The central symbol is the "Foreign Legion Cockade"; the golden belt means "Operations Officer".
The main insignia of the General Officer's Cap is: three double vertical short lines on the hat top for "General"; four crossings for " General First Class" (i.e., four stars General); the central insignia for "Army Cockade"; and golden belt for " Operations Officer".
Marshal of the Republic
The main insignia of the Chief Officer's Cap is three double vertical short lines on the top of the hat and a symmetrical Marshal's flower consisting of golden oak leaves; a center of seven silver stars "Marshal Star" ("Admiral Seven" for NATO); a gold cap belt denoting "Combat Officer".
Marshal of the Republic, "Marshal of France: France is the country with the largest number of marshals in the world, 13 dynasties(or empires or republic countries), nearly 900 years (1190-1984), 323 marshals in total.
The first Marshal of France Alberik Klemanber Baron, who was appointed in 1190 by Emperor Philip II of the French Capes,. While the last marshal, Sir Cornish, was appointed by President Mitterrand in 1984 by President Mitterrand.
Emperors in the history of French are normally generals, and they awarded the marshals according to its war achievements, such as the Grand Marshal of France, the Grand Marshal of the Empire, the Grand Marshal of the Empire, etc.
Emperor Napoleon I (1804 T814) awarded 26 marshals to commanders capable of good combat, 20 of whom as the "Imperial Marshal" ‘Marshal of the Imperial", also the only 20 Imperial Marshal in France.
Admiral French (Honoured)
General II of France
Lieutenant General of France (Honour)
Air Force First-class Technical General (5 stars)
Army Infantry Second Admiral (4 Stars)
Admiral (3 stars)
Major General of Overseas Middle East Corps
Major General of Overseas Israeli Legion
Major General, Overseas Episcopal Legion
Military Doctor Colonel of Naval Base
Colonel of Mobile Brigade, Foreign leg
Colonel of the Spanish Leg
Colonel of the Church Corps
Colonel of African Mercenary
Colonel of Army Medical Officer
Colonel of Veterinary Technology Army
Captain of Air Force Parachute
Captain of Army Communications Force
Captain of Atla Infantry Regiment Army
Air Force Pilot Captain
Lieutenant of Army Special Force
Lieutenant of Foreign Corps Artillery
Army Orchestra Lieutenant (General)
Air Force Aviation Security Lieutenant
Air Force Ordnance Lieutenant
Montagne Artillery Regiment Army Lieutenant
Army Capital Infantry Regiment Lieutenant
Naval Shore Based Artillery Lieutenant
Air Force Lieutenant General
Overseas Middle-East Corps Lieutenant
When was the earliest appearance of the French army barrel hats?
In the French Second Empire (1852-1870), Count Louis Rondon, marshal appointed by Emperor JT856 of France, was still wearing a Napoleon-era feathered floppy hat.
The picture above shows Count Louis Rondon, who was appointed as Marshal of France in 1856.
Sir Francois Bose, who was appointed as the marshal by Napoleon III in 1856, changes his military cap to a a barrel hat. It is not by accident that both the soft and hard military caps appeared at the same time in 1856, changes exist in the French Army.
The Count of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France was promoted to marshal in 1859. He also wore a barrel hat. It follows that the French barrel cap should firstly appeared in 1856 during the Second French Republic Period.
Joseph Jacques Humzel ® (Joseph Jacques) CGsaire Joffre (1852-1931), Marshal and Military Officer of the French Army at the beginning of the First World War. With a steady claw and a thin voice, though slightly dull, he was extremely tenacious and called a "dull general."
Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), promoted as Marshal of the Third Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Treaty Forces in 1918, the last months of World War I, was widely recognized as the leading leader for the victory of the Concordat.
Henri Philippe PGtain (2 April 1856 - 22 July 1951), a French Army general and politician, Marshal of France, Vichy French Head of State, Prime Minister. with rather bumpy life, both act as a national hero and traitor.
Although rarely seen, the French barrel cap has not been withdrawn from the historical stage, and at major celebrations, the bonnets of French officers, especially generals or soldiers, are retained. Barrel caps are considered an integral part of the culture of the French Army, and all the barrel caps used in this post are part of the official 2005 French Army caps.
As the French Army has been without a new Marshal for a long time, retaining the rank of Marshal is more of a French honour and a French history. Many articles refer to the French barrel cap as "an early World War II cap" as incomplete.
The picture above shows General de Gaulle (1956), former President of France, whose barrel cap differs from the French barrel cap now in the star is not marked in the centre of the wreath of the cap, while the small scapula shows "five stars" with the rank of five-star admiral. By U.S. standards, a five-star admiral is equivalent to a marshal.
In order to keep up with the world trend, French caps no longer adhere to the old tradition, but that circle is like a ring of leafy generals, marking his French nation.
You may not believe that French fashion begins with a hat. Chanel, the fashion giant, first designed hats before making haute couture. Hats, as the style on the head, are the easiest to display decorative effects and the easiest to bring changes. People rely on clothing, and the French know this, so in the design of dress hat, this also made France today, always at the fore-front of the world fashion world. The next issue of the book will show you the hat culture of the European aristocracy.
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