|The entrance. One of the beautiful buildings of Paris. I am certainly old school and do not think the steel and glass structures of today compare.|
|Displays of full size mounted cavalry. Note the length of the room!|
|One of the countless collection of interesting militaria. These are Napoleonic shako badges|
|An actual British Napoleonic era "stovepipe" shako. This particular piece of headgear seems to be most poorly represented by many figure designers. Now we have a better idea with an original.|
While we lingered at the early periods and the Napoleonic eras, the museum has extensive other sections. While the layout of the museum is not particularly easy to discover and the museum signage is not well conceived (except to mark the way out!) other rooms had other nations and eras.
|Russian dress uniforms c.1900|
|British c.mid 19th Century|
The World Wars were particularly well displayed which we toured through and of more interest with the wife as it seems more 'current' than the "old shit" I like. Both of us would have liked to spend more time but having closing near and having spent six hours already (!) we were near the last to leave. I missed the gift shop as it closed early but it did not seem all that impressive; the usual poor souvenir items, behind the glass.
Nevertheless, a remarkable collection for the military buff; now off the wargamer in me 'bucket list'.