Drill

The Sixth Regiment Huzaren van Boreel

The 6th regiment Huzaren van Boreel in fact used the French drill. In 1814 the Dutch army simply didn’t have time to make new regulations and to invent a new Dutch drill. The majority of the experienced Dutch officers had served in the French army and after Napoleon was exiled and the Dutch considered the French to be allies again, they saw no harm in translating the French regulations and using them, they even forgot to translate the French titles to the pictures.

exercitie

“Position of the rider on horseback on the saddleblanket”