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1920s French uniform - Anyone know what kind of uniform?

Anyone know what kind of uniform this is? The picture was taken in Versailles around 1921, and it looks like his cap has a number on it - maybe 58?
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Did Russia and Lenin benefit from the Treaty of Versailles?

Russia suffered a substantial land loss and severe economic problems due to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. However, the land Germany gained from Russia was to be independent according to Treaty of ...
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What role did 17th c. luxury manufacturing play in the industrialization?

The luxury industry boomed with Louis XIV and his heirs. He made it mandatory for the nobles to invest their fortunes in the French luxury industry by following the latest fashion that the king ...
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How long was the Treaty of Versailles intended to be in order?

After WWI Germany was forced to abide by the Treaty of Versailles. In the treaty Article 160 says: By a date which must not be later than March 31st 1920, the German Army must not comprise more ...
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What other courts were similar to Louis XIV of France's court in Versailles?

After reading about feudalism in the Middle Ages it became apparent that lords lived on their lands far away from the king and provided military services themselves in exchange for said lands. However,...
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What is the difference between these dates in Treaty of Versailles? [closed]

There are three dates that are significant when we talk about the end of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles (or at least the ones I have heard of): 28 June 1919 11 November 1918 18 November ...
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When did Germany pay the full amount of reparations of the Versailles treaty? [closed]

I remember it was recently, but I do not know the exact year.
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Why was Germany unified in Versailles not Berlin?

Why did Wilhelm I (or Bismarck) decide to perform official Germany unification in France? In my opinion, if the ceremonial was to honour the Prussian king and be a tribute or allegiance to him, it ...
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What is the usage of a small wash-house in Versailles during Louis XIV times?

I was searching for the usage of a small construction on the edge of the Versailles Castle gardens (the stone thing on the left on the picture below, one of the gates (Saint-Antoine) is on the right): ...