Thursday, July 27, 2006

Battle of Killiecrankie 1689

Today is the anniversary of this battle fought in Scotland between supporters of William of Orange and Jacobite Highlanders. Famous for highlighting the deficiencies of the plug bayonet - a knife that fitted inside the muzzle - fixing it too soon reduced firepower of the muskets enabling the Highlanders to close relatively unmolested.
Images and so on here
Battlefield resource centre piece

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