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0730 Toy Soldiers Set The
Irish Legion Painted

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0730 Toy Soldiers Set The Irish Legion

Flag Bearer, Drummer and five Grenadiers, 1812

54mm French troops Napoleonic Wars

Price Code E

All hand painted Toy Soldier sets packed in Red Boxes. Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels. Available as unpainted casting, kit with colour photo.

Napoleon's Irish Legion was a French battalion established in 1803 for a future invasion of Ireland. It was later expanded to a four battalion regiment with a depot and won distinction in the Walcheren Expedition and the

The first officers included Irish rebels taken during the

1798 rebellion who were freed during the short peace effected by the Treaty of Amiens on condition of exile, and who had sailed for France in June 1802. The treaty broke down in May 1803 with the start of the War of the Third Coalition. As a part of Napoleon's planned invasion of the United Kingdom in 1803-05, the Irish Legion was to provide the indigenous core for a much larger invasion force of 20,000 earmarked to take Ireland, known as the Corps d'Irlande.

The Legion was established on August 31, 1803, in Morlaix, France. Bernard MacSheehy was assigned to form the regiment; he was an Adjutant-General in Napoleon's army.

The purpose of the Legion was to align the Irish hearts to the French cause in the imminent invasion of Ireland. General Pierre Augereau had been ordained to lead the invasion, and wanted Irishmen to serve in his army. However, the Battle of Cape Finisterre and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 made a safe sea crossing uncertain at best, and Napoleon was forced to abandon his plans for Ireland. He shifted his focus towards Austria and Eastern Europe and launched the Austerlitz campaign in late 1805. The legion remained on the French coast on garrison duty and coastal defence.

The Legion was eventually expanded from a battalion to a regiment and there was greater demand for more soldiers. These made a varied group; some came from Ireland, some had been pressed into the Royal Navy and escaped, and some were German or Polish. While the Legion was stationed at Mainz in 1806, they were joined by 1,500 Poles. Its headquarters was at 's-Hertogenbosch, known to the French as Bois-le-Duc, in what was then the Kingdom of Holland.

The Irish Legion had its own flag, and in December 1805 received an eagle. The Legion was the only group of foreign soldiers in the French military to whom Napoleon ever gave an eagle. Wearing a green uniform, its maximum size was about 2,000 men.

The regiment was greatly assisted from 1807 by Napoleon's war minister Henri Clarke, who was of Irish descent. In August 1811 the Legion was renamed the 3e Regiment Etranger (3rd Foreign Regiment).

The regiment divided in loyalty during the "Hundred Days", and was officially disbanded by King Louis XVIII on 28 September 1815. Its flags were burned and its eagle destroyed.

Tradition of London

0730 Toy Soldiers Set The Irish Legion Painted

£136.00

Painted in Gloss

Out of stock

SKU: Toy-set-0730

Viewed 13649 times

Shop Location: C-12-8


Description


0730 Toy Soldiers Set The Irish Legion

Flag Bearer, Drummer and five Grenadiers, 1812

54mm French troops Napoleonic Wars

Price Code E

All hand painted Toy Soldier sets packed in Red Boxes. Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels. Available as unpainted casting, kit with colour photo.

Napoleon's Irish Legion was a French battalion established in 1803 for a future invasion of Ireland. It was later expanded to a four battalion regiment with a depot and won distinction in the Walcheren Expedition and the

The first officers included Irish rebels taken during the

1798 rebellion who were freed during the short peace effected by the Treaty of Amiens on condition of exile, and who had sailed for France in June 1802. The treaty broke down in May 1803 with the start of the War of the Third Coalition. As a part of Napoleon's planned invasion of the United Kingdom in 1803-05, the Irish Legion was to provide the indigenous core for a much larger invasion force of 20,000 earmarked to take Ireland, known as the Corps d'Irlande.

The Legion was established on August 31, 1803, in Morlaix, France. Bernard MacSheehy was assigned to form the regiment; he was an Adjutant-General in Napoleon's army.

The purpose of the Legion was to align the Irish hearts to the French cause in the imminent invasion of Ireland. General Pierre Augereau had been ordained to lead the invasion, and wanted Irishmen to serve in his army. However, the Battle of Cape Finisterre and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 made a safe sea crossing uncertain at best, and Napoleon was forced to abandon his plans for Ireland. He shifted his focus towards Austria and Eastern Europe and launched the Austerlitz campaign in late 1805. The legion remained on the French coast on garrison duty and coastal defence.

The Legion was eventually expanded from a battalion to a regiment and there was greater demand for more soldiers. These made a varied group; some came from Ireland, some had been pressed into the Royal Navy and escaped, and some were German or Polish. While the Legion was stationed at Mainz in 1806, they were joined by 1,500 Poles. Its headquarters was at 's-Hertogenbosch, known to the French as Bois-le-Duc, in what was then the Kingdom of Holland.

The Irish Legion had its own flag, and in December 1805 received an eagle. The Legion was the only group of foreign soldiers in the French military to whom Napoleon ever gave an eagle. Wearing a green uniform, its maximum size was about 2,000 men.

The regiment was greatly assisted from 1807 by Napoleon's war minister Henri Clarke, who was of Irish descent. In August 1811 the Legion was renamed the 3e Regiment Etranger (3rd Foreign Regiment).

The regiment divided in loyalty during the "Hundred Days", and was officially disbanded by King Louis XVIII on 28 September 1815. Its flags were burned and its eagle destroyed.

Tradition of London

0730 Toy Soldiers Set The Irish Legion Painted

£136.00

Painted in Gloss

Out of stock

SKU: Toy-set-0730

Viewed 13649 times

Shop Location: C-12-8


Description


0730 Toy Soldiers Set The Irish Legion

Flag Bearer, Drummer and five Grenadiers, 1812

54mm French troops Napoleonic Wars

Price Code E

All hand painted Toy Soldier sets packed in Red Boxes. Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels. Available as unpainted casting, kit with colour photo.

Napoleon's Irish Legion was a French battalion established in 1803 for a future invasion of Ireland. It was later expanded to a four battalion regiment with a depot and won distinction in the Walcheren Expedition and the

The first officers included Irish rebels taken during the

1798 rebellion who were freed during the short peace effected by the Treaty of Amiens on condition of exile, and who had sailed for France in June 1802. The treaty broke down in May 1803 with the start of the War of the Third Coalition. As a part of Napoleon's planned invasion of the United Kingdom in 1803-05, the Irish Legion was to provide the indigenous core for a much larger invasion force of 20,000 earmarked to take Ireland, known as the Corps d'Irlande.

The Legion was established on August 31, 1803, in Morlaix, France. Bernard MacSheehy was assigned to form the regiment; he was an Adjutant-General in Napoleon's army.

The purpose of the Legion was to align the Irish hearts to the French cause in the imminent invasion of Ireland. General Pierre Augereau had been ordained to lead the invasion, and wanted Irishmen to serve in his army. However, the Battle of Cape Finisterre and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 made a safe sea crossing uncertain at best, and Napoleon was forced to abandon his plans for Ireland. He shifted his focus towards Austria and Eastern Europe and launched the Austerlitz campaign in late 1805. The legion remained on the French coast on garrison duty and coastal defence.

The Legion was eventually expanded from a battalion to a regiment and there was greater demand for more soldiers. These made a varied group; some came from Ireland, some had been pressed into the Royal Navy and escaped, and some were German or Polish. While the Legion was stationed at Mainz in 1806, they were joined by 1,500 Poles. Its headquarters was at 's-Hertogenbosch, known to the French as Bois-le-Duc, in what was then the Kingdom of Holland.

The Irish Legion had its own flag, and in December 1805 received an eagle. The Legion was the only group of foreign soldiers in the French military to whom Napoleon ever gave an eagle. Wearing a green uniform, its maximum size was about 2,000 men.

The regiment was greatly assisted from 1807 by Napoleon's war minister Henri Clarke, who was of Irish descent. In August 1811 the Legion was renamed the 3e Regiment Etranger (3rd Foreign Regiment).

The regiment divided in loyalty during the "Hundred Days", and was officially disbanded by King Louis XVIII on 28 September 1815. Its flags were burned and its eagle destroyed.

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