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  • Changed title from "strange question: we ala know larry and percy famous docs" to "strange question: we all know larry and percy famous docs"

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Sarge Joe19 Oct 2020 10:26 a.m. PST

and the vets for horses and so?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

I don't have any idea what you are asking.

Sarge Joe19 Oct 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

at austerlitz is a statue for for dead /wounded horses

Sarge Joe19 Oct 2020 12:01 p.m. PST

best for horses any veterinarians huh?

Basha Felika19 Oct 2020 12:45 p.m. PST

Errr… James Herriot?

Stoppage Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 1:21 p.m. PST

Hier is een Franse cavaleriedierenarts voor jou:

Philippe-Étienne Lafosse

Glengarry519 Oct 2020 1:25 p.m. PST

So, you're asking why we don't know the names of Napoleons chief veterinarians?

Stoppage Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 4:12 p.m. PST

NL: Elke Franse cavaleriemaatschappij zou een aantal hoefsmeden hebben – ze zouden hoeven met hoefijzers beslagen hebben en de basispaarden verzorgen.

EN: Each French cavalry company would have a number of farriers – they would have shod hooves with horseshoes and do basic horse care.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 7:11 p.m. PST

Who are larry and percy?

Glengarry520 Oct 2020 12:08 a.m. PST

I think he's referring to Dominique Jean Larrey: link

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2020 1:56 a.m. PST

For some reason I am always reminded by these threads of the movie Arrival.

Sarge Joe20 Oct 2020 2:10 a.m. PST


Stoppage Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2020 9:48 a.m. PST

Sarge Joe allows me to retain a semblance of civilised europeaness – before the border clamps shut – little finger is raised whilst I sup my ristretto.

I remember Britain of old: Rattling and creaking tube trains smelling of brass polish and dusty seating, whining bus and lorry transmissions, yellow light-bulbs, the striped grocer's awning's, black and white striped street furniture, lit-up puddles off the bus platform – just where you step off.

The shops running out of everything early. Early weekday closing in some districts. Early closing on Saturdays. Nothing open on Sunday. Waiting for the telly to warm up before "tuning-in" to a channel that might be showing.

Almost forgot – power cuts to save coal, candle-light, uncollected dead dog carcases in the streets.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2020 12:41 p.m. PST

One French veterinary school was founded at Alfort in the 1760s by the Duc de Choiseul. The other was at Lyons, and both had been Royal Schools prior to the Revolution.

Napoleon attached the two schools to the remount service as Imperial Veterinary Schools.

During the Consulate and Empire, French mounted units not only required veterinarians, but they were just as important for the horses as surgeons were for the troops. They were provided by the Veterinary Service, trained in the above schools.

Since 1769 each 'mounted' regiment was ordered to provide one man each for the four year veterinary course and when completed they were required to serve a further eight years.

Initially there was only one artiste-veterinaire per regiment, but a second was assigned beginning in 1807. They ranked as sergeants but in 1811 they were assigned a new grade as a warrant officer, between NCOs and commissioned officers.

A decree of 1813 established a five year course for medecins-veterinaires and renamed the artistes-veterinaires as marchaux veterinaires en premier. Their assistants were named as aides artistes veterinaires as sous-aides. Further, each cavalry regiment was to send one officer and NCO to the school at Versailles per year beginning in 1813. The course there included practical veterinary science as well as hippology. Beginning in 1813 the aides were renamed marechaux-veterinaires en second.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2020 6:44 p.m. PST

Interesting info, Brechtel.

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