The Black Brunswickers

The Black Brunswickers In the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry

  • Title: The Black Brunswickers
  • Author: Otto von Pivka Michael Roffe
  • ISBN: 9780850451467
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps christeIn 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps christening as Die Schwarze Schar the Black Horde This book details the pivotal role that the Black Brunswickers played in major battles of the Napoleonic Wars 1799 1815 , including Quatre Bras and Waterloo 1815 , and outlines the organization, uniforms and equipment of these formidable troops.

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