Flintlock and tomahawk

American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.

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Monday, 27 February 2017

French Revwar infantry drill



Bourbonnais http://regtbourbonnais.com/index.html
   We need an AWI French unit in the UK. This s useful. Very similar to the 1790s drill I used to do. Images of French troops during the American Revolution

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

A trapper in snowshoes, 1857

I know the image is from the 19thc but it is still interesting for those of us who are interested in Canadian stylings

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Highlanders advance at the Battle of New Orleans, 1815

Extracts from the 1958 movie “The Buccaneer”. A film not directed by De Mille but it has his stamp on it being a remake of an earlier movie.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Unconquered (1947)

If you haven't seen this is worth a look.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconquered


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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

From Fort Ticonderoga

With a perfect blanket of snow on the ground this morning, we took the opportunity to test some 18th-century winter transportation technology: snowshoes and toboggans!

I Am A Son Of Mars

Hear it here

Robert Burns - I Am A Son Of Mars - written in 1785

I am a son of Mars who have been in many wars,
And show my cuts and scars wherever I come;
This here was for a wench, and that other in a trench,
When welcoming the French at the sound of the drum.

My 'prenticeship I past where my leader breath'd his last,
When the bloody die was cast on the heights of Abram:
and I served out my trade when the gallant game was play'd,
And the Morro low was laid at the sound of the drum.

I lastly was with Curtis among the floating batt'ries,
And there I left for witness an arm and a limb;
Yet let my country need me, with Elliot to head me,
I'd clatter on my stumps at the sound of a drum.

And now tho' I must beg, with a wooden arm and leg,
And many a tatter'd rag hanging over my bum,
I'm as happy with my wallet, my bottle, and my callet,
As when I used in scarlet to follow a drum.

What tho' with hoary locks, I must stand the winter shocks,
Beneath the woods and rocks oftentimes for a home,
When the t'other bag I sell, and the t'other bottle tell,
I could meet a troop of hell, at the sound of a drum

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Event for your diary


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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Der Winter, der ein Sommer war (Trailer)

TV series from 1976. Imdb.
If you have an interest in things Hessian then this movie could be up your street

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