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1700's Uniform Grey-white
long_tom
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
The Osprey Books on Louis XV French uniforms describe colors as "grey-white". Does that simply mean pale grey?
gaborka
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 04:51 PM UTC
It simply means undyed woollen cloth, which is in its natural color a grayish dirty off-white. States used it because dyed fabric was too expensive for mass armies, similarly to the Austrian army of the era for example.