Maltese Legion

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Origin : Malta

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On his way to Egypt, Bonaparte makes a short stopover in Malta. In only two days, he abolished the privileges in place there and freed two to three thousand enslaved Muslims.

He then appointed a commander of the islands of Malta and Gozzo, General Vaubois, and left a garrison of more than 3,000 men. To compensate (partially) for the losses, and because they had a good knowledge of Arabic, Bonaparte took 358 Maltese with him to Egypt.

They will constitute the Maltese Legion.

 

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Weight 1600 g
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