From ancient times armies have always acquired female ‘camp followers’; women who accompanied their men into battle and fed them, tended their wounds, sometimes even carried their packs and equipment... as well as providing other ‘creature comforts.’
All for the sake of a little protection and safety in a distinctly violent and unsettled world.
In Napoleonic times the practice continued and even increased as Napoleon and his Armies traversed the continent and beyond.
Different regiments attracted different kinds of female companions. The Cavalry being among the smartest turned-out also tended to welcome some of the prettiest ladies...
Here, is one such young lady, Monique, who has attached herself to the 7th Hussars.