7.4.08

Regt Irelandais Dillion

Jean Vial has written some new long awaited (by me anyway) articles on the Seven Years War. This month he has written on the Regiment Dillion, an Irish regiment in French Service. Irish soldiers, often called the Wild Geese, formed a sturdy backbone of many European powers, not only France but Spain and the Empire as well. The regiment Dillion formed part of the French Line a Fontenoy and were part of the Irish Piquets at Culloden.

The site is in French, but the art work is well worth the visit.

The site may be accessed here...

And the main site may be acessed here...

A somewhat accurate history of the Irish brigade in French service may be found here...


Vive le Roy,
de Brantigny

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