French general caps WW1

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.

Best

Alex
 

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Wow!! Those are fantastic, I have only seen these in the WW1 black and white movies of Joffre, Petain etc. Congrats! :thumb up:
 
Peter_Suciu said:
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.

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

Alex
 

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