British Uniform Set 11th Hussars Dated 1911- Charge of the Light Brigade
Original Item: Only One Set Available. Well we've all heard of the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War of the 1850s in which Britain and France opposed Imperial Russia to defend Turkey.
The wonderful film, The Charge of the Light Brigade, starring Trevor Howard as the 11th Hussars Colonel, the 7th Earl of Cardigan, and the Commander of the Light Brigade which squandered 600 British Cavalrymen against the Russian Cannon.
"Half a league, half a league onward, into the valley of death rode the six hundred."
Reads the famous Alfred Lord Tennyson poem, published December 1854. Another example of the follies created by the old British aristocracy when playing soldier with other men's lives.
This set, the tunic, with all correct intricate yellow roping still retains the original paper label dated 1911, is typical issue to Hussar regiments however the Maroon/Red Coveralls (pants) are unique to the 11th Regiment who were referred to as the "Cheery Pickers" but by the 7th Earl of Cardigan as "My Cheerybums" at the time of the Crimean War.
Included is the Regimental fur Busby with maroon/red bag and yellow cap lines, a traditional roping attaching the headgear to the tunic so should it be dislodged in battle it would not be lost. Small brass Regimental Helmet Plate/badge and graduated brass chin scales often indicating the use of a bugler. Busby complete with correct horsehair black and maroon hackle (brush).
A splendid Uniform set from the pre-WWI era from one of Britain's most famous Regiments, the "Cherry Pickers", ready to display.
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