Thursday, 22 August 2019

War hats

Don't know what this is from. Interesting to me though. Anyone know of any photos of the Fehrbellin one?


Anonymous said...

Looks like an English version of this 19th-century work (4th edition, 1893):

See p. 526

Apparently first published in 1869:

I doubt that the attribution of the said "war-hat" to the Great Elector of Brandenburg is correct, never seen this elsewhere (also, the battle of Fehrbellin took place in 1675, not 1677 as stated in the legend). Looks like an ordinary pikeman's pot of the TYW/ECW era, to me.

Anonymous said...

Just noticed that the Fehrbellin date is the correct one in the German version ...