National Geographic : 1936 Jun
(C)National Ieographic society THIS BOY IN BRONZE CAME FROM FRANCE Cadets of L'Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, gave the copy of the statue at their school to the Academy. West Pointers sometimes bombard it with French textbooks after completing the two-year language study. Finlay Photographs by Edwin L.Wisherd "LOOK, HE WEARS ARED SASH AND APLUME!" Only commissioned officers carry plumes; all other cadets have a pompon (right). Threechevrons on the arm indicate the wearer isa lieutenant. Dress Paradewill soon begin on the grassy grounds beyond.