The Prussian Army (Uniform) Under Fredrich Wihelm IV: Preussische Heer, Das, unter Friedrich Wilhelm IV (Paperback)
An excellent visual presentation of the Prussian Army and their uniforms under the Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm IV.
Facsimiles of a fine series of 36 numbered contemporary hand-coloured lithographs. This is a colourful series of military costume plates with over 200 military figures in their 'natural surroundings': camping, in battle, on horseback, on the march, etc. Starting with the Garde du Corps in their Gala uniforms, there are plates of the Garde Cuirassier, Garde Husaren, Garde Ulanen-Regiment, Garde Dragoner, Garde Regiment zu Fuss, Garde J ger, Bl cher'sches Husaren-Regiment, Gendarmes, etc. Plate 8 shows the uniforms of the Kaiser Franz and Kaiser Alexander Grenadier-Regiment.
It contains uniforms with the alterations which were introduced under Friedrich Wilhelm IV, especially the well-known so-called 'Pickelhaube'. The Pickelhaube was originally designed in 1842 by King Frederick William IV of Prussia, perhaps as a copy of similar helmets that were adopted at the same time by the Russian military.