Sunday, 29 March 2015

Danish Infantry Uniforms 1700-1730

Echoes of Poltava - I - March of the Danish Grenadier

From the 1715 manuscript of Gustaf Blidström, a Swedish soldier and oboist taken to Tobolsk as a prisoner of war during the Great Northern War. The album is  A collaborative album from Swedish duo "Laude Novella" and Russian troupe "Insula Magica" which collects marches, dances, folk songs, and church chants inspired by and contemporary to the Great Northern War of 1700-1721, in both the Swedish and Russian languages. With the distance of time, the sound of the guns is gone, but the thoughts of the men and women of the age live on through new performances. Listen to the culture of empire, greed, and fear; love, relief and rejoicing - as from any age, they are compelling still today.

Georg Lisiewski - a window on old Prussia

wiki here
Das Tabakskollegium Friedrich Wilhelms I. im Schloss Wusterhausen
picture of the friend of Frederick the Great - Hans Hermann von Katte
Grenadier from Friedrich Wilhelm I's personal batallion, the Potsdam Giants 1737

Dummy board

Showing two Austrian figures of the 1740s, From here