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Monday Mystery Photo Trondheim Grenadiers, Norway

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The photo here under, of me, standing beside a soldier from a historical re-enactment group. The challenge was to find the location for this military group, based on his costume.

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This re-enactment group is actually based in Trondheim, Norway. In those days, the King of Norway was actually Prince Christian Frederik of Denmark, so this soldier wears the yellow faced uniform of the Trondheim Regiment, of Northern Grenadiers, in the Danish Norwegian Army fighting the Swedes in 1809 – 1814. Read more about the re-enactment groups here.

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Norwegian soldiers had been fighting the Swedes for many years. As many as 3000 Swedish soldiers died out in the mountains on the border of Sweden and Norway near Røros, during a bleak winter as they were retreating back home, defeated.

Here the group are parading in the Constitution Day parade in Trondheim with their drummers. They look rather grand, I think.

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Their hats are rather unusual, and remind me a little of a feather duster on a beaver’s back!! And there is my friend from the Monday Mystery photograph – in the middle of the photo!

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29 thoughts on “Monday Mystery Photo Trondheim Grenadiers, Norway”

  1. I was curious about last week’s photo, Amanda. Nice piece of information today about last week’s pic.
    I follow SMS’s blog, so I think I’ve a pretty good idea of where this week’s photo might be but I’m not very sure. I’ll go for Italy.

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  2. I’m way off target, I think, Amanda, because I was going to suggest somewhere Eastern Bloc like Tallin. You can tell I’ve never been there 🙂 🙂 It’s the taking part that counts, so I’m told. Have a good weekend!

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