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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 11:47 a.m. PST

…. loaned in exchange for Bayeux Tapestry.

"The loan of one memento of military victory surely deserves a similar gesture in return. The skeleton of Napoleon's horse, Marengo, is among the frontrunners to make the journey across the Channel in return for France lending Britain the Bayeux Tapestry.

The decision to grant the first loan of the tapestry outside France for 950 years, revealed in yesterday's Times, has prompted a debate on what objects could be sent in the opposite direction…."
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Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 1:37 p.m. PST

Doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Museums lend each other stuff all the time.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

Exactly….surprised they didn't also ask for Copenhagen….

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 1:41 p.m. PST

Oh that is good DJ, like it.

The Marengo thing is a total myth, I thought. Long and convincingly disproven surely. A composite character of several of Napoleon's horses. There is one in La Musee de l'Armee already with a much better provenance.

Sobieski Inactive Member20 Jan 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

When has the fact that something is a total rehash deterred certain members from spamming everything else off the boards?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 2:11 p.m. PST



Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 6:20 a.m. PST

We should lend them a few Napoleonic eagles to look at. Our military museums have several.

GarryWills22 Jan 2018 8:48 a.m. PST


Robert le Diable Inactive Member23 Jan 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

I think the (stuffed) grey one in the Musee de l'Armee is "Vizier"; at any rate, the branded "N" on the left side of the creature's rump is very visible, and can just be replicated in 15mm……

Nine pound round23 Jan 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

Yes, it's really too bad that fire in Les Invalides destroyed the flags from Colborne's brigade- they would look so nice next to those Eagles.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 8:30 p.m. PST



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