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Results 1 – 16 of L’uniforme et Les Armes Des Soldats Du Premier Empire, Volume 1 Only. by Liliane et Fred Funcken. Arms and Uniforms: The Age of Chivalry, Part 2. Fred Funcken, Liliane Funcken. Arms and Uniforms: The Age of Chivalry, Part 3. Liliane Funcken, Fred Funcken. Alibris has new & used books by Liliane And Fred Funcken, including hardcovers , softcovers, rare, out-of-print first editions, signed copies, and more.

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Accurate or not, they are still beautiful books, and collectors’ items in their own right. It really got me into Napoleonic uniforms, as well as other periods, like Frederick the Great or the Franco-Prussian War, etc. They do contain more than their share of mistakes though: They fell in love, married and started a life-long fyncken relationship. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session.

He was sent to Germany to do forced labour in They are olovely, with all that braid and lace, but I wonder how much is guesswork. I have the American bools, and I have had them a long time. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. As far as accuracy, the illustrations, though colorful, are very “broadbrushed. This said, I do agree with Roly that they can’t be beat for nostalgia value.

If you want funcke help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal. Liliane co-wrote, inked and books her husband’s drawings, but occasionally illustrated too.

A activation email has funvken sent to you. Between and they made over 1, drawings for the series ‘L’Histoire du Monde’ by abbot J.

About the Hessian plates in the Soldiers of America volume: Email address subscribed successfully. But I must say the Funcken book was a nice primer. I’d also cross-reference the flags on the same plate before using them as a painting guide.


Meanwhile, around the same time, Liliane Schorils worked as an executive secretary for the department store Innovation in Brussels. I do remember my father saying that all the figures have the same nose. The neat thing was it had very easy to read for a kid historical backgrounds of each section. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. In both cases you should bioks how to switch cookies back on! I have some old battered copies of the Lace Wars books, which I treasure.

I know that they did the best possible research at the time but they were not specialized in ALL the periods that they did books on so they were bound to make errors.

They created three long stories until and a couple of short ones until But they were a pain to bopks for reference, as the picture keys did not match the pictures in some case French army particularly.

I bbooks them carefully now and have a nostalgic fondness for them, but I guncken rely on them as a source these days. I am specifically referring to the Hessian uniforms in the Bookx volume. The biggest methodological problem with the Funckens is that they almost never state their sources, and when they do they only do so in the vaguest possible way.


Regarding the Funcken books in general, it depends a lot on how old they are and how much ground they attempt to cover in just pages. Bolks two Lace Wars books are actually decent efforts considering they were produced some 30 years ago. The Funckens also got some of the Prussian uniforms wrong, giving lapels to regiments which didn’t have any IR 35 being one and giving white smallclothes to regiments with straw yellow waistcoats and breeches.

They created the naval series ‘Harald le Viking’ in at the request of the publisher. Granted, their books were not academic works and I doubt their readers would have cared much for footnotes and extensive appendices, but in the absence of any research background you simply cannot tell what the plates are based on and whether they are reliable or not, unless of course you do some extensive cross-referencing.


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Nevertheless, I enjoy them and treasure them as part of my collection of uniform information. Their work is characterized by a realistic, precise style which gives their comics a classic touch. I have both the LAce Wars set, and the American armies set.

Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Le Chevallier Blanc – Sans peur et sans reproche Tintin, Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. I have the very battered two Funcken books on the Napoleonic Wars, they were my very first uniform boojs books and the pages are covered in spots of paint from my beginning days as a figure painter to prove it.

If I remember right from some conversations with alot of people, the Lace Wars books are real close to being accurate.

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Then I double check other sources just to be sure. For that only, they should be given credit even if more recent offerings have made them somewhat obsolete.

For example, at loot. Final years and death The Funckens continued to work with Duval in the s and s. I would love to get my hands on the Napoleonic volumes one day — again, not necessarily for reference, but just because they are so nice. According to the authors, this comic was the first continental series to be published in English. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.