viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2013

Wallon Guard. 1811 Spanish Royal Guard Barrosa cadiz 15mm Lasalle

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Now here Wallon Guard. 1811 Royal Guard in  Barrosa. 15mm. Lasalle

The Walloon Guards Corps was originally recruited in the Netherlands, mainly in Catholic Wallonia.
The Walloon Guard was an elite corps of infantry in the Army of the King, whose creation dates back to the time when the Netherlands were part of the Habsburg monarchy. Men were recruited from more seasoned and greater stature for use in special risk missions as lead an assault or cover a retreat. Also performing safety tasks. They have also been called "guards" different armed forces, responsible for internal security and border defense, as happened with the Old Guard
of Castile. (wikipedia)

In the War of Independence or Peninsular War  1808-1812 were distinguished for their courage in the many battles that took part

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