This was one of the few allied regiments to distinguish itself at Rossbach 1757, when Frederick of Prussia routed an army of French, Austrian and Reichsarmee troops twice the size of his with minimal losses to the Prussians. Swiss troops served the French for several centuries, by special treaties with the cantons which were regularly renewed. During the SYW there were around 20,000 Swiss serving with the French army. They wore uniforms of regular French cut but in red.
Sunday, 2 September 2007
Posted by David at Sunday, September 02, 2007