History Happy Hour Episode 122: Hessians in the Revolutionary War
Guest: Friederike Baer
Sunday, December 4, 2022
This Week on History Happy Hour: During America’s War for Independence, nearly 30,000 German soldiers came to the Colonies to fight for Britain. Collectively known as Hessians, they served everywhere from Canada to Cuba and shared in every significant British triumph and defeat. What were their experiences and how did the war look to them?
Chris and Rick welcome historian Friederike Baer, who has written a groundbreaking book on the subject; Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War.
A different angle on the Revolution, Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.