French general caps WW1

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French general caps WW1

Post by Francobritishcollect » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:21 am

Dear All

A selection of the two French general képis recently acquired.

Both in absolutely perfect condition.

The one with two rows of laurels is a for a 4 stars general office. The tall one, is for a 2 stars one.

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Post by Schiavona13 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 am

Nice =D>
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Post by aicusv » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 am

very nice
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Post by ebeeby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:28 am

Nice! Thanks for sharing - rarely seen....

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Post by b.loree » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:12 pm

Wow!! Those are fantastic, I have only seen these in the WW1 black and white movies of Joffre, Petain etc. Congrats! :thumb up:
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:26 am

Fantastic examples. Any idea who wore these caps?

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Post by stuka f » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:31 pm

Very nice!
Congrats.
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Post by Francobritishcollect » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:15 pm

Peter_Suciu wrote:
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Fantastic examples. Any idea who wore these caps?
Yes, their owners have been identified because the interior bear their initials.

The 4 stars general was the Governor of Lyon until 1916, date on which he died.

The 2 stars general officer was Enest de Maud’huy. He acquired his 2 stars in 1912 and his third at the beginning of 1914. He died in 1921. He was involved in the first Marne battle. He now rests in Les Invalides in Paris.

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Post by Francobritishcollect » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm

Victor Meunier, the owner of the smallest of the two
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Post by Francobritishcollect » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:23 pm

The owner of the tallest of the two
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Post by Francobritishcollect » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:27 pm

Maréchal Joffre’s képi was for sale last year but I missed it. Price was around $40k ! 😢😢😢

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