And here is the first of the Prussians - one of the Feldjäger zu Fuss (wiped out rather ignominiously at Spandau in 1760. Perhaps they had a problem clumping around in those heavy boots?). There's an amusing anecdote about Old Fritz which illustrates his dislike of these sort of gentlemen; on some battlefield he spotted a jäger lurking in the bushes and asked him what he was doing. When the jäger said he was on the lookout for a good target, Frederick told him he should get out on the battlefield and fight like a man in the open!
Saturday, 23 June 2007
Posted by David at Saturday, June 23, 2007