Re: Facial hair revisited... again
- I think Bill has a valid point here. If you look at the pictures
the men have moustaches, so facial hair in the 19th Century is
appropriate. However, if I recall they are all Dragoons (i believe
the 12th?) and Dragoons are a special breed. They get the sexy
uniform, they get the horse, they get the leather, so they have to
wear those funny little moustaches to give us infantry guys a
fighting chance with the women!! So hey I don't have a problem with
moustahces we need more guys on horses!
And much like Paul mine will be off for the Officer/NCO training too
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "glifencible" <can_eh_dian@h...>
> Not that I want to start this thread again, but I will.
> Having started my research into early 19th century medicine, I've
> noticed that in almost all of Sir Charles Bell's paintings of the
> wounded from Waterloo, the men have moustaches. Now these don't
> like two or three days growth from lying in a field, but some ofthem
> are quite long.