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Old May 4th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #11

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Not during the American Rebellion, during the French Revolutionary and Nappy Wars. Just checked them out, it was a bit motre complex than I thought as they were mercenary regiments when they were in dutch service, so not entirely dutch. They were De Roll's regt, De watteville's regt, De Meuron's regt, on top of that there were also The Chassuers Britannique, 96th Queens Germans and The Corsican Rangers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regiment_de_Meuron
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/96th_Regiment_of_Foot
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Q...esult&resnum=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_de_Watteville
http://www.napoleon-series.org/cgi-b...=read;id=11524
Most of these were Swiss, not Dutch. AFIK the last time Dutch troops fought for the British was during Marlborough's campaigns.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #12
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okay! sorry for such a long wait, completely forgot about this post >_>

mkay, pictures
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs42/i/20...by_syven01.jpg
thats the sword in sheath
http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs45/i/20...by_syven01.jpg
thats the sword handle, as requested

good luck and thank you for yer helpful answers
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Old May 20th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #13

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The sword looks Napoleonic, the scabbard and guard suggest so, the hilt.... possibly Dutch or German.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #14
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so its french then? or possibly dutch/german? custom model?
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hey just posting on here to let you guys know i havent forgotten the thread. unfortunately i dont have a real camera, all i have are pictures on a cell phone (dont ask), but from what Belisarius linked im starting to doubt the authenticity of the sabre ive got. will post on here ASAP when i get that camera.
Hi there Syvenn.

This works for me!
If thee pictures are on you;re moblie phone,yuo can send it to yuo;re Computer and just add it to you;re next post.

Cheers.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:43 AM   #16
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Britain ruled hanover from the time of George I to Victoria, so there were lots of Germans in the British army and many rose up to the rank of general commanding both british and hanovarian troops. Britain also had long standing close ties with Brunswick and hired german and dutch mercenary regiments, the dutch merceneries were even brought into the line and became british regiments.
I have hearde abuot thee 'Brititsh free corps"(British POWS)fighting for Nazi Germany,But I never hearde abuot German soilders fighting in thee British Army!

Were these real Germans soilders thate fought for Briton thate actually spoke German???
It seems every army during ww2,was actually mixed with thee emeny!
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I have hearde abuot thee 'Brititsh free corps"(British POWS)fighting for Nazi Germany,But I never hearde abuot German soilders fighting in thee British Army!

Were these real Germans soilders thate fought for Briton thate actually spoke German???
It seems every army during ww2,was actually mixed with thee emeny!

Toltec is correct. Due to inherentances through marriage, there were German states whose ruler was also the king of England.

The most commonly known and cited instance in the revolution of Germans in the Revolutionary was is Washington's crossing the Delaware River and attacking Trenton on December 25, 1776. In the ensuing Battle at Trenton, the American troops took the city from the garrison of Hessian troops.

During the Napoleanic Wars, Wellingtons most reliable cavalry were from Hannover.

I have read (and don't have the time now to verify) that there is a British law that states that the German troops cannot be stationed on the main island of Britian and cannot be stationed any closer than the channel islands.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 07:20 AM   #18

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Looks fake to me (at least the scabbard). I'll check my sources and get back to you.
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Looks fake to me (at least the scabbard). I'll check my sources and get back to you.

hey fake or not as long as someone figures out what this is lol, id like to give out real info on this sword rather than guessing.
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The closest approximation I can find in the period is that of an American infantry 'hanger', a side arm worn by the rank and file, but I can't post a picture . It's certainly not an officer's sword, the quality of craftsmanship is too poor and the handle doesn't appear to have ever had a leather grip, hangers of this period had handles of brass or wood. best I can do for now.
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