BELGIANS IN THE HABSBURG ARMY Regiments and Military Personnel of the Austrian Netherlands, 1756-18151


The Belgians in the Austrian Habsburg Army of the 18th century seems to have been completely forgotten. They enjoyed a very great reputation, however, and their numbers included seventeen field-marshals and about fiflty generals. Belgian units were identified as such: they were called “Walloon” recruited in the “Low Countries”. They were five infantry regiments , the free corps, a regiment of cavalry, artillery and engineers, a real embryo of a complete national army.

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