Re: British ex-boxing champion Anthony Small defends ISIS beheadingsSep 4th, 2014
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafAh Yorktown.
You had to have the French - of all people - to bail you in the War of Indepence, and even then we "whooped" you more times than you "whooped" us.
Oh yes a tad of facts you always overlook.
Ahem, cough, cough, now I spit on your lack of knowledge or is it that you are another example of the failure of the British school system?
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Hessian (soldiers) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hessians /ˈhɛʃən/ were 18th-century German auxiliaries contracted for military service by the British government, which found it easier to borrow money to pay for their service than to recruit its own soldiers. They took their name from the German region of Hesse. The British used the Hessians in several conflicts, including in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, but they are most widely associated with combat operations in the American Revolutionary War.
About 30,000 German soldiers fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War, they made up a quarter of all the soldiers the British sent to America. They fought in their own traditional uniforms under their usual officers and their own flags. They were under the overall command of British generals. Nearly half were from the Hesse region of Germany (which is the origin of their name); the others came from similar small German states. Several more German units were placed on garrison duty in the British Isles to free up British regulars for service in North America.