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.
dinsdag 3 maart 2015
This years expedition was to the Limburg Capital of Maastricht were we visited the St Peter Fortress. In 1672 the St Peter Hill was used by the French to bombard the city and near the city using the hill's cave system (the rock is used as a building material), so the Estates General ordered a new fortress to be build to protect the city, which went rather well. In 1701 the fortress with a great view on the surrounding landscape and the river Meuse was finished.
It is also possible to visit the cave system itself but it is not possible anymore to go from the caves to the fortress, as some of the corridors have collapsed.
Maastricht has a lot to offer, some of the old city walls are standing there as well, as the first picture shows.