Thursday 12 September 2013

Uniform of the Week

This weeks goes to the largely unknown Electress Dorothea of Brandenburg regiment who fought for the then Electorate of Brandenburg. The regiment was formed in the year 1676 and wore red instead of the traditional Prussian blue. The regiment was named for  Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Glucksburg, wife of Elector Frederick William. I love the flamboyance of the uniforms and the scene depicted in this image, the interaction between the two soldiers is funny.

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