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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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