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The 22e demi-brigade de ligne on campaign in 2018.

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Le horizon.
To conquer foreign lands — to seek out new enemies and new countries — to boldly go where no French soldier has gone before.

Kapellendorf, from 13 to 15 April 2018.

Our first gathering this year. We thoroughly refreshed our knowledge of the drill, gave a new coating to our hats in order to stiffen them, repainted all our leather belts with a mixture of pipe clay and arabic gum, and cleaned and repaired also the other parts of our equipment.

Nos lits. Un rasage. Tout est blanc. Culotte et guêtres. Rôtisseur.
The night was pleasant. Le Fleuri had a shave, which attracted the interest of everybody. In the end, having paid a lot of attention
to our leather belts, we just looked brilliant in our culottes and gaiters. Our sergent Rôtisseur was very pleased.

 

Neuf-Brisach, from 31st August to 2nd September 2018.

The grenadiers Sans-Souci, La Cravate and Belle-Humeur passed a relaxing weekend in the French fortress Neuf-Brisach. In the first skirmish we acted as the guard of a 4pounder gun of the 1er régiment d'artillerie (our former battalion artillery), but for the rest of the time we concentraaed on bringing our knowledge of the manual exercise to perfection.

Un grenadier galant. Exercice. Vos armes — à terre! Aglaia, Euphrosyne, Thalia. Conversation.
Of course, we dedicated our time not ony to drill, but also to our favourite sutlers.

 

Beichlingen, from 14th to 16th September 2018.

Notre chaîne.
How we were seen by the Prussians and Saxons.

Commanded by our sergent Rôtisseur and our caporal Bras de Fer, we had a great time in the surroundings of the little village Beichlingen and its castle. During the whole Saturday, we were marching and skirmishing, in a beautiful landscape and with intelligent opponents.

François. Le matin. Un court Repos. Repos. Trompelamort et Champagne.
Grenadiers in bivouac and on the march.

 

Inspection des armes. Vue de derrière. Chargez vos armes. Feu de peloton. Rassemblement.
Grenadiers drilling.

 

Champagne. A la Tête de nos tirailleurs. Tirailleurs. Au combat. Belle-Humeur et Pas Perdu. Défence de la tour.
And grenadiers skirmishing.

 

Tous heureux.
Pas-Perdu, François, Trompelamort, Champagne, Bras de Fer, Belle-Humeur, Rôtisseur, L'Agitateur, Sans-Souci.
Many of the photos of Beichlingen have been made by Claudia Behnke, Marie-Luise Donath and Sarah Götze. Many thanks !



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