Monday, October 27, 2008

Museum Militaria

A few images from a special exhibit at the MOAS of military items from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Curasse and helmets from curassiers - heavy cavalry of the Napoleonic era that wore heavy metal breastplates and helmets, carried big, heavy swords, and rode only the largest of horses - their massed attacks were said to literally shake the ground.

Decorative hilt from a cavalry sword of the Napoleonic era:

An even more ancient crossbow:

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