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Two officers and four men with a cantiniere, 1855

Photograph by Roger Fenton (1819-1869), Crimean War (1854-1856), 1855.

Usually the wives of non-commissioned officers, Cantinieres (women supplying food and drink to soldiers), played an important role in the support of French regiments, running canteens and providing additional rations such as brandy to the soldiers.

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NAM. 1964-08-330-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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