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Stalkey and Co10 Apr 2022 11:41 a.m. PST

Hey, looking for help re: uniforms of
Armies During the 1830 revolt and French invasion.

I'm thinking there may be some tucked away in some of the osprey books but Especially the Dutch uniforms I am at a loss about.


advocate10 Apr 2022 12:42 p.m. PST

I believe the Russians sent troops to put the nationalists down. Unfortunately for the Czar, the troops sent were the closest: Poles, who promptly joined the revolution. No idea of their uniform though.

BillyNM10 Apr 2022 1:04 p.m. PST

I have a book on the history Dutch Army which I think has a couple of paintings from this period… I'll have a check. would be happy to sell it.

BillyNM10 Apr 2022 11:03 p.m. PST

The book ĎA Concise History of the Dutch Army, 1568-1940' skips over the Belgian War of Independence in 4 pages and none of the 16 full page paintings cover the period.

However, you should find quite a lot of relevant uniform plates at this link:


Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2022 1:08 a.m. PST

Try Google Images for 'Dutch Army 1830' or 'Belgian Revolution 1830' and a lot of useful images come up. They can also be a start point for other sources.

Stalkey and Co11 Apr 2022 6:52 a.m. PST

Yes, that NYPL image resource has a bunch of useful images.

Swampking11 Apr 2022 10:04 a.m. PST

Regarding the Poles of 1830 – I'm not sure which units you're talking about, as the Poles were involved in a war of their own against Russia, the Russo-Polish War of 1830-1831.

If the Czar sent troops to Belgium before the 'November Insurrection' broke out, then they would look like Poles of the period.

johannes5530 Apr 2022 6:32 a.m. PST

There is a book by J.F. Teupken which gives the descrption of the uniforms of 1823. When you google that name+uniforms you should ge t plenty of plates from the book

Lilian01 May 2022 8:21 a.m. PST

Russians in the Belgian Revolution of 1830…?
There were only Polish Volunteers but with the Belgians and a unit named 'Cossacks of the Meuse' but from Belgians

oustide Russia/Kingdom of Poland, concerning a participation against a Revolution/for Independence
there were Russians with the French and British for the Greeks in 1827-1828
but the massive intervention of the Russian Army took place rather againt the Hungarian Revolution in 1848, where others Poles fought with the insurgents

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