This article is within the scope of the Military history WikiProject. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks. To use this banner, please see the full instructions.Military historyWikipedia:WikiProject Military historyTemplate:WikiProject Military historymilitary history articles
This article is within the scope of WikiProject Fashion, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Fashion on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.FashionWikipedia:WikiProject FashionTemplate:WikiProject Fashionfashion articles
The following is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.
... that French Army infantrymen wore red trousers(example pictured) from 1829 until 1914? Source: "(27 oct. 1820) l'in- fanterie légère (23, 27 octobre 1820) re- çurent l'habit et le pantalon de couleur bleue. Le 26 juillet 1829 le pantalon devint rouge garance" from: L'intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux (in French). Benj. Duprat, Libraire de l'Institut. 1919. pp. 37–38. Google Translate renders this as: "But the regiments reappeared, the line (October 27, 1820) the light infantry (October 23, 27, 1820) received blue coats and trousers. On July 26, 1829 the trousers became madder red." and "it. A decision that had origin-ally been economic, adopted to encourage the French madder industryin 1829, had become sentimental to the point of absurdity ... Red had to be dispensed with and the resulting dull blue andwhite fabric was dubbed “bleu horizon” and universally adopted as ofDecember 1914" from: Matthews David, Alison (2003). "Decorated Men: Fashioning the French Soldier, 1852-1914". Fashion Theory. 7 (1): 32.
ALT2: ... that in 1914 "red trousers are France" became a catchphrase of conservatives in that country? Source: "The words of a former Minister, Alphonse Etienne, 'Le pantalon rouge c'est la France' were adopted as the catch phrase of every conservative in the country until change became impossible and was finally abandoned." from: Lloyd, Mark (4 December 2003). The Art of Military Deception. Pen and Sword. p. 38. ISBN978-1-84468-010-8.