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The most internationalized regiment of the wars?

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Re: The most internationalized regiment of the wars?

Postby DaveH » August 1st, 2016, 3:57 pm

Austria's most varied infantry regiment was probably IR63 Erz Joseph/Baillet de Latour, which stated life in 1798 taking in the remains of the five Walloon regiments, which had been gradually dwindling since the loss of the Austrian Netherlands in 1794. After 1801, it was moved to a new recruitment ground in Venetia and joined by men from the disbanded 1st, 2nd, 11th and 14th Light battalions, which had recruited in Venetian after its acquisition in 1797 and from Freikorps formed by French emigres, Belgians and Galicians, pluis Germans from the Anhalt-Zerbst contingent. Briefly, it recruited in the Vorlände from 1804-6 (small fragments of territory across southern Germany), before moving to Galicia (formerly southern Poland) with its mixed population of Poles, Ruthenes and Jews.
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Re: The most internationalized regiment of the wars?

Postby TheBibliophile » August 1st, 2016, 7:12 pm

Any second now...
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