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the retreat

#1
Can any one help me. I am trying to do some research into how the sounding of the retreat came about. where was the first time it was herd, what battle it was in and who sounded it Any other information that any one knows about the sounding of the retreat would be much appreciated
 
#3
Beating the retreat is nothing to do with battle. When troops used to be billeted in towns, the drums or a drummer would be sent around the town to 'beat the retreat' to let the soldiers know that it was time to stop drinking and return (or retreat) to their billets.
 

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