I'm researching a CDV I bought this past summer and am having great difficulty finding what type of uniform this is. I have it narrowed down to a French military uniform, likely post 1900. I was able to find two other examples of the same uniform on different men (with different identifiers on the collar of each), but they exist on a stock photo website, so they contain no additional information. enter image description here Stock Photo 1 Stock Photo 2

Can anyone tell me what type of uniform this is, the likely year(s), and any other information?

Thank you!

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    Could you please explain what a CDV is?
    – jjack
    Jan 13, 2018 at 7:23

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This is a French soldier from the 13th Batallion Chasseurs Alpins. They are light infantry mountain troops.


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