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The International Forces of Shanghai, 1853 to 1942, Volume 1

This CD contains over 100 illustrations, complemented with descriptive text, of the uniforms worn by the police and military forces raised in the International and French Settlements in Shanghai. Included are a selection of unit badges, a brief history of each organisation, and the 1902 Dress Regulations of the Volunteer Corps. All plates are full page illustrations, as shown immediately below.

A complete list of illustrations is shown at the bottom of the page.     Cost $24.00

Example Page

Private, German Company, Shanghai Volunteer Corps, 1892

 

The ‘British’ nature of the Corps was severely challenged when the German Company (Deutsche Kompanie) adopted a national style of uniform.

This Private wears the Corps’ standard sun helmet, although the undress cap was modelled on the German Mutze.

The jacket is in Prussian blue with lighter blue facings on the collar, shoulder straps and cuffs.  The Company title is stitched to the straps.  The rear followed the same pattern as that of the infantry’s scarlet jacket.

The equipment is more German in nature with waist and cross belts, and the ammunition pouch worn to the front.

White trousers were worn in the hotter months.

He retains the standard Corps longarm, a Martini-Henry rifle.

 

If you would like to purchase individual, or a number of, plates from this CD use the button below to indicate the CD number (32) and the title of each plate. The cost is 70cents per plate, with descriptions and photographs included where relevant.

CD number & plate title

Rifleman, SVC, 1858          Officer, Rifles, SVC, 1863          Mounted Ranger, SVC, 1866          Gunner, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1872           Rifleman, No.1 Company, SVC, 1873          Corporal, Mih Ho Long Rifles, SVC, 1876          Private, No.1 Company, SVC, 1880          Corporal, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1883          Lieutenant, No.2 Company, SVC, 1884          Sergeant, No.2 Company, SVC, 1885          Bandsman, SVC, 1885           Trooper, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1888          Battery Officer, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1890          Trooper, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1890          Corporal, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1891          Private, German Company, SVC, 1892          Chinese Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1894          Corporal, 'A' Company, Mih Ho Long Rifles, SVC, 1894          Officer, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1894          Sikh Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1895          Sapper, Engineer Company, SVC, 1896          Private, 'B' Company, SVC, 1896          Corporal, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1897          Second Lieutenant, Deutsche Kompanie, Heinrich Prinz von Preussen, SVC, 1897          Sergeant, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1897          Corporal, 'A' Company, Mih Ho Long Rifles, SVC, 1897          Gunner, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1897          Lance Corporal, 'B'Company, SVC, 1898          Indian Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1900          Lance Corporal, Reserve Company, SVC, 1901          Captain, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1901          Private, 'B' Company, SVC, 1901          Corporal, Japanese Company, SVC, 1901          Sergeant, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1902          Captain, 'A' Company, Mih Ho Long Rifles, SVC, 1902          Sergeant, Mounted Branch, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1902          Lieutenant, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1903          Sergeant, 'B' Company, SVC, 1903          Volontaire, Compagnie des Volontaires de Shanghai, 1903          Captain, HQ Staff, SVC, 1903          Gunner, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1904          Sergeant, Deutsche Kompanie, Heinrich Prinz von Preussen, SVC, 1904          Sergeant, Customs Company, SVC, 1905          Major, HQ Staff, SVC, 1905          Corporal, American Company, SVC, 1907          Chinese Gardien de la Paix, Garde Municipale de la Concession Française, 1907          Private, Portuguese Company, SVC, 1907          Lieutenant, SVC, 1908          Sergeant, Chinese Company, SVC, 1909          Corporal, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1910          Indian Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1910          Lieutenant, Deutsche Kompanie, Heinrich Prinz von Preussen, SVC, 1911          Sapper, Engineer Company, SVC, 1912          Lieutenant, Chinese Company, SVC, 1912          Lieutenant, Portuguese Company, SVC, 1913          Private, American Company, SVC, 1914          Private, Austrian Company, SVC, 1914          Lieutenant, Shanghai Scottish, SVC, 1916          Second Lieutenant, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1916          Corporal, Italian Company, SVC, 1917          Corporal, Portuguese Company, SVC, 1919          Sergeant, Reserve Company, SVC, 1920          Private, Shanghai Scottish, SVC, 1922          Corporal, 'B' Company (British), SVC, 1923          Sergeant Major, 'A' Company (British), SVC, 1923          Second Lieutenant, Reserve Company, SVC, 1925          Piper, Shanghai Scottish, SVC, 1926          Indian Constable, Mounted Branch, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1926          Gunner, Field Artillery Battery, SVC, 1926          Private, Armoured Car Company, SVC, 1927          Private, Shanghai Scottish, SVC, 1927          Chinese Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1929          Corporal, Philippines Platoon, American Company, SVC, 1929          Chinese Head Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1930          Lieutenant, American Company, SVC, 1932          Sous Brigadier, Tonkinese Company, Garde Municipale de la Concession Française, 1932          Sergeant, Light Automatic (Air Defence) Company, SVC, 1933          Lieutenant, Shanghai Scottish, SVC, 1933          Assistant-Commissioner, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1933          Private, Chinese Company, SVC, 1933          Lieutenant, Light Automatic (Air Defence) Company, SVC, 1934          Lieutenant, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1934          European Sergeant, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1934          Volontaire, Compagnie des Volontaires de Shanghai, 1935         Private, Russian Regiment, SVC, 1935          Indian Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1936          Chinese Constable, Reserve Unit, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1936          Private Japanese Company, SVC, 1936          Chinese Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1937          Trooper, American Troop, SVC, 1937          Officer, Russian Auxiliary Guards, Garde Municipale de la Concession Française, 1937         Private, Russian Regiment, SVC, 1937          Sergeant, ‘B’ Company, SVC, 1937          Captain, 'A' Company, SVC, 1938          Signaller, Intercommunications Company, SVC, 1938          Captain, Russian Regiment, SVC, 1938          Captain, Compagnie des Volontaires de Shanghai, 1938          Assistant Commissioner, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1938          Trooper, Shanghai Light Horse, SVC, 1938          Lieutenant, Shanghai Scottish, SVC, 1939          Chinese Constable, Shanghai Municipal Police, 1939          Private, 'A' Company, SVC, 1939          Chinese Gardien de la Paix, Garde Municipale de la Concession Française, 1939          Captain, HQ Staff, SVC, 1940