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Pennons & Guidons. Imperial cavalry used swallow-tailed guidons
& standards, based on the Mexican colours. Lance pennons would likely
have been simple tricolours, while unit standards would have borne the
eagle, and most likely, unit titles as well.
Hussars. This is the guidon carried by the Hungarian cavalry in Mexican
service. The colours are not in fact Mexican, it is merely a swallow-tailed
version of the Hungarian flag.
Infantry. This a French Foreign Legion flag: Infantry units would have
their own unit title on the obverse, with unit mottos or battle honours
on the reverse. Cavalry standards were similar, but smaller.
Infantry. This is merely the Mexican National flag with military titles
added. There were many variations on the Eagle and title styles.
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