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Glengarry529 Jul 2019 12:43 p.m. PST

There's a series of portraits of actors in old military uniforms, the first I was aware of was Bill Murray. Would I be correct in thinking that the uniforms are based on those of Prussian generals of the Napoleonic Wars?

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 12:55 p.m. PST

I believe they are actually based on a series of portraits of Russian generals who participated in the 1812 campaign. They just substitute the celebrity's face for the original.

I, for one, would follow Bill Murray into Hell.

Glengarry529 Jul 2019 1:02 p.m. PST

That would make sense as the post 1808 Prussian army uniforms were heavily influenced by Russian military fashion.

Oberlindes Sol LIC29 Jul 2019 1:48 p.m. PST

He should have been commissioned just for that address to the troops in Stripes. It's up there with Patton.

Old Contemptible29 Jul 2019 2:50 p.m. PST

Razzle Dazzle

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von Schwartz29 Jul 2019 4:17 p.m. PST

I, for one, would follow Bill Murray into Hell.

Too late!

HMS Exeter29 Jul 2019 6:08 p.m. PST

The Pegg and Rickman ones were the best.

Major Mike30 Jul 2019 5:07 a.m. PST

I sort of like Jean Reno.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2019 6:13 a.m. PST

I like the Christopher Walkin as Russian Field Marshal one myself

Walking Sailor02 Aug 2019 10:02 a.m. PST

I, for one, would follow Bill Murray into Hell.

Hell, yes. On to the golf course, no.

Legion 403 Aug 2019 8:47 a.m. PST

Well I think we saw Bill Murray's leadership capabilities in Stripes. "Datz da Factz Jack !"

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