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4 edition of German mercenaries in Canada found in the catalog.

German mercenaries in Canada

by Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy

  • 352 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Maison des Mots in Beloeil, QC .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Canada
    • Subjects:
    • Germans -- Canada -- History -- 18th century.,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, German.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJean-Pierre Wilhelmy ; preface by Marcel Trudel ; editorial assistance and translation by Honey Thomas.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE268 .W5513 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination332 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages332
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2330526M
      ISBN 102920414224
      LC Control Number86217803

        Thankyou for reminding me of that book. I read "Legionaire" by Simon Murray when I was at school back in the late 70's. Excellent book - I loved the reunion at the Manekin Pis in Brussells at the end. I'm sure a lot of German soldiers did join the Foriegn Legion after WWII, but perhaps the French never kept too accurate figures for the period. Brunswick deserter-immigrants of the American Revolution -- Mercenaries from Ansbach and Bayreuth, Germany, who remained in America after the Revolution (rev. ed.) -- Mercenaries from Hessen-Hanau who remained in Canada and the United States after the American Revolution. Uniform title: Brunswick deserter-immigrants of the American Revolution.

      The book is basically about Hans Joef Wagemuller and describes what he and his German friends got up to while serving in Vietnam. There are many out there who don’t believe that the book is based on fact, I on the other hand believe a lot of it is true, and that it has been padded out a little to make it a good read, but some of the. Reviewing a publication Soldiers For Sale: German "Mercenaries" With The British In Canada During The American Revolution (), By Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy is one component of enjoyable tasks that will make your life quality better. It is not regarding only exactly what sort of book Soldiers For Sale: German "Mercenaries" With The British In.

      During the American Revolution, many German-speaking states, such as Hesse-Kassel, were loosely unified under the Holy Roman lly these were officially Lutheran, making them traditional allies of other Protestant antly, this included the Kingdom of Great Britain, whose king, George III, was also the Prince-elector of Hanover in the Holy Roman . Eventually, the Emperors resorted to "commute the military obligations of Roman provincials for gold." This gold was then used to buy German mercenaries to take the spots of Romans, but this was only a temporary solution to the decaying Roman army. The .


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German mercenaries in Canada by Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy Download PDF EPUB FB2

The story of mercenaries hired by the British crown from six German princes at the time of the American Revolution and how some of them settled in Canada. Includes preface by Marcel Trudel, notes, appendices & bibliography. Translated from the French.

Add to Cart. 1-Click ordering is not available for this : Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilhelmy, Jean-Pierre, German mercenaries in Canada. Beloeil, QC: Maison des Mots, © ISBN: OCLC Number: German mercenaries in Canada book Translation of: Les mercenaires allemands au Québec du XVIIIe siècle et leur apport à la population.

The story of mercenaries hired by the British crown from six German princes at the time of the American Revolution and how some of them settled in Canada. Includes preface by Marcel Trudel, notes, appendices & bibliography. German Mercenaries in Canada. Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy. Maison des Mots, - Canada History - pages.

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After the war was over, the German mercenaries were offered a choice of returning home to Germany or settling in Canada. Many soldiers decided to stay in Canada, settling in Lower Canada, Upper Canada, and Nova Scotia—learning French or English, marrying local girls, and assimilating into the surrounding societies.

Hessians (US: / ˈ h ɛ ʃ ən z / or UK: / ˈ h ɛ s i ə n z /) were German soldiers who served as auxiliaries to the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. They took their name from the German states of Hesse-Kassel and Hesse-Hanau, which funded their governments by hiring out their professional armies to other European countries in 18th century wars.

Aro Country: Hesse-Cassel, Hesse-Hanau. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. German mercenaries in Canada by Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy,Maison des Mots edition, in EnglishWritten: Soldiers for Sale: German "Mercenaries" with the British in Canada during the American Revolution () Kindle Edition by Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy (Author) › Visit Amazon's Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy Page.

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While his. German Mercenaries in Canada,by Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy, softcover, published by Maison Des Mots, pages. German Mercenaries with the British in Canada During the American Revolution This is a translation into English of the orginal work from French Les Mercenaires Allemands au Quebec du XVIIIe Siecle et Leur Apport a la Rating: % positive.

Wilhelmy explains that it was easy for the German soldiers to marry French-speaking women in Canada, citing that, “many of the mercenaries were from the Rhine region or Alsace and spoke French, while many others came from French-speaking countries—France, Switzerland or Belgium.”5/5.

The Landsknechte (also rendered as Landsknechts; singular: Landsknecht, pronounced [ˈlantsknɛçt]) were German-speaking mercenaries, consisting predominantly of pikemen and supporting foot soldiers, who became an important military force in early modern front line was formed by doppelsöldner, renowned for their use of arquebus and zweihänder in.

Karin von Althen talks about her ancestors, German Major General Friedrich von Riedesel and his baroness wife, who are responsible for the first ever lit Christmas tree being erected in Canada, in.

A mercenary, sometimes known as a soldier of fortune, is an individual who takes part in military conflict for personal profit, is otherwise an outsider to the conflict, and is not a member of any other official military.

Mercenaries fight for money or other forms of payment rather than for political interests. Beginning in the 20th century, mercenaries have increasingly come to be.

German mercenaries in Canada, Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy ; preface by Marcel Trudel ; editorial assistance and translation by Honey Thomas. Toronto Public Library. Despite their service to the British Crown, many German mercenaries opted to seek their fortunes in the new U.S.

or Canada following American Independence. This phenomenon was of great interest to esteemed genealogist Clifford Neal Smith, who, during the s and s, researched the identities of 18th- and 19th-century German-Americans whose.

German Mercenaries in Canada. Translated by Honey Thomas. Beloeil, Qué.: La Maison des Mots, (Family History Library Call No. M2w.) This book contains a history of the German regiments who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

An appendix lists the names of more than officers and their regiments. Loyalist Lists.GERMAN MERCENARIES. GERMAN MERCENARIES were troops hired to fight the rebellious American colonies. Given England's shortage of trained soldiers, its slow enlistments, and the political impossibility of conscription, the ministry tapped the cooperation of six German princes for the services of 29, German officers and men in America.

German word for Junk so Quiche Lorrain is simply something baked from left overs. After the Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian war allowed the German states to unite into the state of Germany Alsace and Lorraine were re-annexed into Germany.

French anger lead to the 'revanchenism'.