National Geographic : 1944 Jan
Bright Facets of Brazil © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by W. Robert Moore Winged-dragon Helmets Are the First Cavalry's Inheritance from Imperial Days Attired in uniforms like these, the regiment stood beside Dom Pedro I on September 7, 1822, and heard him proclaim "Independence or death!" Then Mother Portugal was the antagonist. Today Brazil's armed forces are mobilized against the Axis. Saber, sashes, and epaulets are for ceremonies only.