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Italian Bersaglieri, 1859--48 figures in 12 poses

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Waterloo 1815

Item Number: AP015

Italian Bersaglieri, 1859

Date Released:  2005
Contents:  48 figures in 12 poses
Material:  Plastic (Medium Consistency)
Color:  Light Grey
Average Height:  24 mm (= 1.73 m)

From the point of view of Sardinia, the First War of Independence (1848) had been unsatisfactory as they had been defeated by Austria, but in 1859 they were ready to try again, and this time they had France as an ally.  The Second War of Independence was much more successful, and while this was in large measure thanks to the substantial French army, Sardinia was able to field an excellent army of about 60,000, including large numbers of the elite infantry, the Bersaglieri.