woensdag 12 augustus 2015

Eerste Munsterse Oorlog ~ First Munster War





This could be nice, a local museum has a Munster gun for an exhibition on the first Munster War!

vrijdag 24 juli 2015

Artilleriemuseum 'T Harde

Not all military museums have moved to Soesterberg: on the artillery range at 't Harde, there are at least three musea. We visited the Royal Dutch Artillery museum, a classical museum with lots of stuff and accompaning text boards, beautifully laid out and a very nice connection indeed from the middle ages up to a nuclear warhead. 

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.


woensdag 13 mei 2015

Het Deense Leger ~ Danish Army History








Bij het sneupen een boek gevonden over het Deense Leger, door Th. Thaulow.

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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

Nieuwe Vaandels voor de schutterij








In kleur, de vaandels van de schutterij in de Stad Groningen, mid 18e eeuw.
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In colour this time, the flags of the Groninger City Militia, mid 18th century. From the Groninger Volksalmanak.

donderdag 26 maart 2015

Pieken en musketten ~ Of pikes and muskets



The above text I took from the 1910 edition  of the "Groninger Almanak" , a 19th century yearbook-series  about "interesting things happening in the Province of Groningen", mostly historic facts about people, streetnames and the like.


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

Maastricht II







Some more pics. The guns are Navy Guns, so are not original, and date IIRC from the Napoleonic period. The fortress is not for the claustrophobic...