четверг, 23 февраля 2012 г.

Swiss regiments on Venetian service 1716-1719

Grenadiers & ensign of Muller regiment, 1716-18
In 1716 Venetian republic hired 3 regiments of Swiss & Grison infantry for continuing war with Turkey: Sallis, Muller, Stockar. Regiments consisted of 10 coys each. They were dressed in blue coats with red facings. Regiments slightly changed each other in collars & cuffs. Their grenadiers wore bear caps. In 1719 when the war ended the regiments were transferred to Spanish service.  
Vinkhuzen's collection in NYPL includes a set of 4 drawings of these troops. Their source is unknown. I am not sure that they are 100% accurate.

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