The Association already has been a time working, in the investigation, diffusion and promotion, of the Battle of Vittoria and of all the historical, social and military factors. For that reason in 2013 and 2014, the I and II Historical Recreation the International of Battle of Vitoria 1813 were celebrated.
The cartridge holder cover has the function to protect the cartridge holder and the cartridges of the inclemencies of the time. Although I have found several designs, all are very similar, with small differences. The used material was the waxed fabric (to do it impermeable). The fabric colors and type depended than it was possible to be found in the zone where the unit was quartered, although most common they are the black, crude and the white (Until 1820 a specific regulation for the cartridge holders cover does not enter in use).
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On Saturday 28 held in Fuenlabrada, the I Napoleonic Re-enactment of the popular revolt against the French invader.
From 1807, until the liberation of Madrid in 1813, there were large presence of French troops stationed in and around Madrid. Even in the beginning, when the French came as allies, were frictions betwen the french troops and the population. In Leganés was a major garrison, that had to be maintained by the municipality and the nearby villages. When people did not provide the supplies, they proceeded to pillage the town. In the case of Fuenlabrada it was sacked on four occasions, the worse in August 22, 1812 in which price half of the population of the village.
This time we’ll make a tutorial to make pompoms for French shakos.
The first week of June, was celebrated in Vitoria the III Napoleonic Week. Within the programmed acts, the Association organize a small Napoleonic camp in Armentia. The camp would be occupied mainly by French troops and would serve as training camp for the different groups, which fifteen days later would go to Waterloo and would fight grouped within the same peloton.