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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Battle of Minden August 1, 1759

This is one of the most famous battles of the British Army. Private 20th Regiment of Foot Soldier of the 20th Foot with Roses in his hat (britishbattles.com) Below are some of the British Grenadier companies.

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British Grenadier(britishbattles.com) One of the Grenadier companies of the British Army.


The Hanoverian Regiments of Sporcken's brigade  The Hanoverian Regiments of Sporcken's
brigade : von Hardenburg's and the Foot Guards

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The 25th Foot at Minden The 25th Regiment of Foot fires volleys on the French horse (britishbattles.com)
Drummer, Brunswick Infanterie-Regiment von Specht, 1776-1777
Drummer, Brunswick Infanterie-Regiment von Specht, 1776-1777
Infanterie-Regiment von Specht was one of the regiments of German mercenaries hired from the duchy of Brunswick that arrived at Quebec in 1777. It accompanied General Burgoyne's expedition south in 1777. Amongst the various German states of this period, it was still common for infantry drummers to wear a uniform in the colour of their colonel's livery. This drummer wears the yellow and red livery of the von Specht family, whose patent of nobility from the Holy Roman Empire dated from 1662. The use of this uniform in Canada is proved by surviving tailors' bills submitted by the regiment to the British authorities. Reconstruction by Derek Fitzjames. (Parks Canada)


More shots to follow of this battle refought coming soon.



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