woensdag 19 juni 2019
Dutch Blue Guard 1701
German historian Klaus Roider was kind enough to share a find he made in the Neurenberg Archives (!) on the dutch Blue Guards. Their uniforms are reported as being in "full blue", the sword belt in gold, the cartridge (?) pouch embroided in gold as well.
A report from 1701 by Gottfried Jahnus von Eberstatt.
Mr Roider is the author on a book on Frankish troops in the late 17th century, which you can buy here: