The term Pandur once referred to the armed et liveried servants des nobles hongrois. En 1741, Franz Freiherr von der Trenck raised un corps d Pandours en Slavonie pour service durant la Guerre de Succession d’Autriche. Trenck was commended for his exceptionally successful raids against enemy supply lines et outpost, et he was asked to increase his corps from 1000 to 2600 men. The Pandurs, known as Red Capuchins ou Redcoats, because of their red cloaks, were infamous for their lack of discipline. En 1756, the Panduren-Corps von der Trenck became le 53e Régiment d’Infanterie.
Militiamen, military police, et clerks du confin militaire (Militärgrenze) autrichien were also known as Pandurs. See Grenz-Infanterie.
- Allevi, Piersergio: Figurines (Novara 2006), p. 125
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