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A few pictures from an extremely hot and sweaty Minden.

Firstly the garrison encamped within the grounds of the fort.
Next the redcoats making strategic use of the shade in their camp.
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Followed by a discussion as to whether the sentries should face inwards or outwards, then what happens when you get it wrong!

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Looks scrummy :D
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Not just a military weekend, there were civilians taking part as well.



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I always wondered how King Louis' boys kept those white coats even passably clean on campaign.
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Don't think they did particulally.....just like ours,let the mud dry & brush it off.....mind You,only the French could have a"Royal" colour of a white cross on a white ground...........
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steve stanley wrote:Don't think they did particulally.....just like ours,let the mud dry & brush it off.....mind You,only the French could have a"Royal" colour of a white cross on a white ground...........
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And only George Washington could mistake the flag of truce for the Royal colour and shoot a parley party.


Got to say the bleaching effects of the sun also help keep your whites white.

Looks like it was a fantastic event Mark.
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I really don't need another period, but those white uniforms look delicious.
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Look into my eyes and repeat after me

I really need another period :shock:
I really need another period :shock:
I really need another period :shock:

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Stage 2..."I really need another period which involves being shot by Redcoats"........
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I think the lass in the red jacket and tricorn (with the fan) should join RaT.
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I doubt it Tod, have you thought about trying to get Steve to wear a frock instead? :wink:
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Obviously the sun got to you, or the biscuit tin entertainment was lacking.

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:shock:
Mark P. wrote:Look into my eyes and repeat after me

I really need another period

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This, made me crack up.

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Tod wrote:I think the lass in the red jacket and tricorn (with the fan) should join RaT.
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8) I can't comment as the wife occasionally reads this forum :twisted: But on a statistical point of view, we have no women in red jackets and three cornered hats with fans, so there is an opening. :lol:
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Bloody English, Bloody French I'd heave the lot of youse into the Boyne if i had me way. Mutter,mutter, mutter.....and don't get me started on those Cork men.
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Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Bloody English, Bloody French I'd heave the lot of youse into the Boyne if i had me way. Mutter,mutter, mutter.....and don't get me started on those Cork men.


Is that cos they'd float if you threw them i the Boyne? 8)
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Thank you,Lidimy......just nearly sprayed my tea all over the computer....
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Steve of RaT wrote:
Tod wrote:I think the lass in the red jacket and tricorn (with the fan) should join RaT.
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8) I can't comment as the wife occasionally reads this forum :twisted: But on a statistical point of view, we have no women in red jackets and three cornered hats with fans, so there is an opening. :lol:


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steve stanley wrote:Thank you,Lidimy......just nearly sprayed my tea all over the computer....
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Bloody English, Bloody French I'd heave the lot of youse into the Boyne if i had me way. Mutter,mutter, mutter.....and don't get me started on those Cork men.


Have you considered the 'Irish Brigade' Look just like the English but have the annoying habit of shooting at us.
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Followed by a discussion as to whether the sentries should face inwards or outwards, then what happens when you get it wrong!


I was feeling nervous with the French already inside the Fort.
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Gerry wrote:Have you considered the 'Irish Brigade' Look just like the English.


Appart from the French uniforms and equipment that is :D
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Appart from the French uniforms and equipment that is


But they are red 'French uniforms' with coloured facings and leather belts, in which the differences are not obvious until it's too late - as Pulteney's discovered on St Lucia in 1781.

'Count Dillon reached the barracks at six o' clock in the morning, and found a part of the garrison exercising on the parade. The enemy, imposed upon by the uniform of the Irish brigade, were soon undeceived by a fire from the latter within pistol shot.'
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Gerry wrote:
Appart from the French uniforms and equipment that is


But they are red 'French uniforms' with coloured facings and leather belts, in which the differences are not obvious until it's too late - as Pulteney's discovered on St Lucia in 1781.

'Count Dillon reached the barracks at six o' clock in the morning, and found a part of the garrison exercising on the parade. The enemy, imposed upon by the uniform of the Irish brigade, were soon undeceived by a fire from the latter within pistol shot.'


Ahh, now the 1776 uniforms on were made a little more up to date - what with having the lapels and the such as every other European army had been using since the 1720's.
(I think the uniform changed in 1776, 1777, and 1779)

In 1781 the most notible difference would have been that the French uniforms had the bayonet included in the cartouche strapping.

I also heard of a British unit that escaped the Americans during their Insurection by turning their coats inside out and pretending to be French.

But the Irish of the WAS and 7YW were more like the British of the late Marlburian period - who said the French were the leading light in fashion?
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But the Irish of the WAS and 7YW were more like the British of the late Marlburian period - who said the French were the leading light in fashion?


Speaking off the cuff as I'm at work and have no reference books to hand, that could also be quite like WAS and 7YW British with skirts turned down and lapels folded across for bad weather ? as we have been known to do when masquerading as a Marlburian unit.
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Gerry wrote:
Speaking off the cuff as I'm at work and have no reference books to hand, that could also be quite like WAS and 7YW British with skirts turned down and lapels folded across for bad weather ? as we have been known to do when masquerading as a Marlburian unit.


I'm at work to, and running from memory (oh dear, oh dear oh dear)

The standard French justaucorps changed little from the WSS to the WAS to the 7YW

The coat got lighter in colour and the cuffs smaller, and in the 1740 the coats generally had 18 button fronts (from collar to hem), and in the 1750's this changed to a 9 button front (from collar to crotch) and usually with the addition of an epaulet on the left shoulder.

Some French units did have lapels, but they were in the minority till 1776
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Some more pics of Minden 2007:

http://www.minden1759.de/Galerie.html

http://www.kircher-photographics.com/bi ... inden07cd/

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Musketier wrote:Some more pics of Minden 2007:

http://www.minden1759.de/Galerie.html

...including the first ever Georgian Goth in Galerie 4. Now she was scary :twisted:

Oh, and the girl with the nice SHOES in Galerie 2 - playing with Nick's hat. Yes, shoes, nice shoes...
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