donderdag 17 september 2015
Een interessante vondst in Tiel van een Franse bayonet uit 1672
Meer over deze vondst hier
In Tiel, a town south-east of Utrechtm a French plug bayonet has been found, dating from probably 1672. In the dutch section a link to the dutch article and an interview with the archeologist.
woensdag 12 augustus 2015
vrijdag 24 juli 2015
The Dutch Artillery Regiment was founded in 1677 by Stadholder William III. I have posted below the paperwork involved regarding the States General, and also some 1670's type uniform pictures.
zondag 19 juli 2015
woensdag 13 mei 2015
Bij het sneupen een boek gevonden over het Deense Leger, door Th. Thaulow.
Whilst browsing the local bookstores I found a nice book in Danish on the Danish Army, "Den Danske Soldat", by Th Thaulow, 1946, with some nice period pictures in it of which I show two. The book takes a very broad view on the Danish Army, from the Middle Ages up to the Second World War.
donderdag 9 april 2015
In kleur, de vaandels van de schutterij in de Stad Groningen, mid 18e eeuw.
In colour this time, the flags of the Groninger City Militia, mid 18th century. From the Groninger Volksalmanak.
donderdag 26 maart 2015
This text states that the pikes, used by the city militia is to replaced by flintlocks. THis is about the same period that in the States' army the pike was to be replaced.