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PostSubject: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:56 pm

This series of three photographs was just included in my friend Eric Pradelles' excellent new book "Le Prince Imperial (Napoleon IV) Correspondance Inedite d'un jeune Aigle foudroye." (Isandula Collection)
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:15 pm

Isandula great photos.
Were they taken during the Zulu war?
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:19 pm

Thanks--no, the photographs were taken in 1875 at Aldershot on maneuvers.  Did you see the wine bottles in the tent?  They were having a great time at work!!! It's nice to be the "Prince."


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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:27 pm

No but I did see the native's face inside the tent at the end of the duel. Looking very bemused, and uninterested.
Do you know where the book can be purchaseed, and is it in English or a version in English.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:15 pm

This book is in French. I'll ask the author about plans for an English edition, if any, and where the present edition can be purchased.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:24 pm

Appreciated! Thank you. I see you have said Isandula Collection. Did you provide the photo's for the book.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:35 pm

Yes, the "mock duel" series is mine, and there is one more of my photographs--another large format at Woolwich 1873-74--the Prince in a large group with his great friend Louis Conneau.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:44 pm

Louis Conneau Not heard of this chap. Or is this the chap who he took to Zululand as a servant?
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:52 pm

Came across this, Louis Conneau is mentioned.

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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:05 pm

Nice article giving some insight into the Prince's upbringing. No, Louis Conneau, the son of Napoleon III's confidante and doctor, and Conneau, the servant who accompanied the Prince to Zululand are different people. I believe Louis Conneau became a general in the French army. I'll check my photographs and see what I can post.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:13 pm

Here is a photograph of Louis Conneau, the Prince's childhood friend and the son of Dr. Conneau, the confidante and doctor of Napoleon III.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:21 pm

This is the large format of the Prince Imperial at Woolwich in 1873-74 that appears in Eric Pradelles' new book. The Prince's long time friend, Louis Conneau, is one of the cadets atop the artillery piece.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:36 pm

These photos are suberb. Left second gent from the Prince, what's that thing he leaning on!
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:04 pm

This is the death card of Xavier Uhlmann, the Prince's loyal servant who was in Zululand with him. I am thinking that Uhlmann is the fellow in the mock duel photographs acting as the Prince's second.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:13 pm

Looks like the butt end of a cannon that the second cadet to the left of the Prince is leaning upon????
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:23 pm

I'll go with that!
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial's Mock Duel with Captain Slade--Aldershot 1875   Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:53 am

For Chelmsfordthescapegoat and any other interested parties: I just heard from the author Eric Pradelles today and his latest book in French on the letters of the Prince Imperial can be purchased from his editor [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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