Battle Of Hemmingstedt, 1500 ⚔️ Thermopylae of Northern Europe


➤ Battle of Hemmingstedt, February 17th 1500 – This is the first time I tried a bit of 3D so the video took a bit longer to make than usual.

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  1. A lot of interesting stuff here. The protection of marschland, or swomps. Also battling knights. Maybe the "godendag" was used. It seems the dutch figured out a perfect length of the spear or lance to fight the knight or his horse. Too long? It was cut off by the horseman. To short? He could reach you with the sword or morning star. But at a lengths of somewhere between 180 cm to 250 cm you could outreach the sword, your lance could be protected, and several units could get in closer. It's easy to understand the longer lance. Simply fear makes you want to keep your enemy further away.

  2. "Funny" side note: One of the todays country flags of this area proudly shows the soup pot in which Danish tax collectors were drowned if the need arised. When I was a school boy we had to learn by heart the poem (Pidder Lüng) that tells the story of the last drowning which led to another war with the Danish king. Today the whole area belongs to Germany.

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