37188Re: 1812 HMS Detroit
- Aug 18, 2008--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Gord Deans" <gord.deans@...>
> Of course, you are right. Where would "we" all be without our
> Provincial Marine.
> So, what about Royal Navy sailors carrying blanket rolls on land?
> Good idea?
> Gord Deans,
> HMS Charwell Landing Party.
Interesting. I posted the very same question on the 1812 Royal
Navy site recently. Perhaps you replied there, I can't remember.
It was in reference to an Osprey image showing a Royal Navy sailor
ready to go ashore on a landing party and he was wearing a blanket
I commented that it seemed logical to me that if they were going
to stay overnight or possibly for an extended time ashore that a
blanket (roll) is plausible.
Of course, it would help if Osprey sited references or sources
for their renderings in their books!
> Larry Lozon wrote:
> Why not let lying dogs sleep ...
> the HMS Detroit Project is dead
> Be happy of the good outcomes
> 1. the creation of Provincial Marine
> 2. the steel hull will be made into a sailing ship
> 3. we had a good time talking about it
> 4. the WEASELS know who they are
> Now shall we denote our energy to another topic
> Correct 1812 footwear for soldiers
> ... did they wear low shoes, brogans, etc.?
> Did their shoes have hobnails, heal and toe plates, etc.
> More research?
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