Cliffe Bonfire Society

Cliffe Bonfire Society

Lewes / CBS is a voluntary organisation formed in 1853 to commemorate the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
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During the Napoleonic Wars, when Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, was killed in battle, his troops changed the colour of their uniforms to black or apple green, with a Totenkopf on their shakos in mourning their dead leader (Other sources claim that the "Black Brunswickers" were so equipped while Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick lived, as a sign of revenge on the French

Mirliton de hussard de la mort

Lieutenant of French",hussars de la mort".

Les cavaliers de la Grande Armée :: Les Hussards de la Mort 1793