Britain, Germany, U.S. Revolutionary War

German Soldiers Were Used As Auxiliary Troops By The British During the Revolutionary War

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, after the Seven Years War with France, the British government decided that they needed 20,000 additional auxiliary troops to wage war against the United States. After a failed attempt to attain those auxiliary troops from Russia, Britain decided to reach out to Germany for auxiliary Hessian troops. A total of 30,000 Hessian troops fought for the British Army, making up a quarter of the total British forces during the Revolutionary War.

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