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Jingling Johnnie

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This unusual musical instrument is variously known as a Turkish crescent, a Chapeau Chinois (“Chinese Hat”) by the French and a Jingling Johnnie by the English. It was used in the Middle East, and was introduced to western Europe after Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798. By 1815 it was so popular that the bands of several British regiments who fought at the Battle of Waterloo carried Jingling Johnnies.

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Thanks to the NAM

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