The good Colonel goes on to claim the French officers would have their uniforms dyed darker so they would fade to regulation color. I can’t completely dismiss this, as there is a Russian announcement forbidding the officers of the Leib-garde from dyeing their uniforms black. But I would like to see the footnote…
Dark blue would probably fade to blue grey rather than a lighter dark blue. Black fades to grey (there’s another song there somewhere)
Good luck finding footnotes in his hackwork.
"I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."