Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Battle of Fraustadt 1706

Today in 1706 this battle was fought. This film from the Armemuseum is well worth watching if you don't speak Swedish - there's some pleasing reconstructions and some self-explanatory graphics. Part 2 here.
These Saxon-Polish redcoats look pretty smart - I don't suppose anyone reenacts troops from this nation in this period?
Anyway it's probably best to read the wiki on the battle then watch the programme.

3 comments:

CAROLVS II, REX HISPANIARVM said...

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old john said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLfFFtGsoN8
Fraustadt, part two http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcRHVPCmstM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE_EALzth0U

Swedish re-enactors as Saxons

cheers old john

Christian of Sweden said...

Hi, another GNW-fan here. I have been looking at your blog with great interest - good work! It might be of interest to you to know that I once was a member of a swedish reenactmentgroup called "Smålands Karoliner" and that they are the ones performing in these two Fraustadt-movies. The movies were made for the swedish army museum in Stockholm and yes - I am in the movies too. I am dressed as a saxon soldier. Here is another movie from Youtube wich we participates in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE_EALzth0U

Take care,
Christian