Discounts (uniform) - Rabatte (Uniform)

Napoleon in the blue uniform of the Grenadiers of the Guard walking with white borders (painting by Jacques-Louis David , 1812)

Discounts are outwardly folded, usually badge-colored breast lapels of the uniform skirt . They appeared at the beginning of the 18th century , became an integral part of the uniform and almost completely disappeared in the early 19th century . Only in some dress uniforms (for example, the historizing to the imperial guard his uncle ATTACHING Guards of Napoléon III. ) And in the special form of Plastrons survived this uniform part.

In the case of the Uhlans of the Army of the German Empire , the uniform part, otherwise known as a plastron , was referred to as parade discounts or just discounts.


  • Richard Knötel, Herbert Knötel, Herbert Sieg: Colored Manual of Uniform Studies . New edition Herbig, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-7766-2144-3 (2 vol. In 1 vol .; reprint of the Augsburg 1997 edition).
  • Walter Transfeldt (author), Hans-Peter Stein (ed.): Word and custom in the army and fleet . 9th edition. Spemann, Stuttgart 1986, ISBN 3-440-81060-7 , p. 198 (former title Wort und Brauch im Deutschen Heer ).


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