Friday 9 September 2022

40mm Prussian Infantry: IR 40 von Kreytzen Fusiliers


This regiment is one of the most recognisable in the Prussian army due to its striking pink facings. Dave Morfitt's flags are a very strong pink, almost a Fuschia. Interestingly, I saw a program on UK television recently that said that prior to the 20th century the colour for little girls was pale blue while the colour for little boys was pink. For some unknown reason this seems to have been reversed in late Victorian or early Edwardian times. So in the 18th century pink was seen as a strong masculine colour. Does anybody have an explanation for the reversal in colours for children?

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