By Mike Chappell
The formation of the King's German Legion resulted from the career of Hanover, their place of origin, by way of the French in 1803. After diversified expeditions together with Copenhagen in 1807 and Moore's retreat to Corunna, the Legion joined Sir Arthur Wellesley within the Peninsula. It used to be right here that they have been to earn timeless renown because the crack corps of Wellington's military. The Legion represented approximately 20% of Wellington's combating energy and special itself in the entire significant activities, together with their well-known cost at Garcia Hernandez in the course of the Salamanca crusade (1812), which used to be fought throughout the Peninsular warfare (1808-1814).
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