The Commandos were created in the 40's as a special unit of the British army intended to carry out fast operations. They operated in small, highly mobile and well-equipped units, assigned to recon and assault missions. In 1941 the “Special Air Services” were formed, to perform guerrilla and sabotage missions behind enemy lines. In 1942 the Royal Marines...
Historic collection. In the first years of 13th century Genghis Khan unified the Mongolian tribes founding the Mongolian Empire and led them to conquer most of China, Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East. His armies occupied a good part of Europe, too, giving birth to one of the biggest empires in history.
The “Fallschirmjäger” were, during the war, merged in the fighting bodies of the Luftwaffe for a better coordination with the air forces. The conquest of Crete during operation Merkur, in May 1941, was one of the biggest successes of the German paratroopers. They were nicknamed the “Green Devils”.
Historic collection - Napoleonic wars. Hussars and Chasseurs a Cheval represented the backbone of the French light cavalry. Here they are represented wearing the uniforms of elite companies, characterized by skin hats, or by the more traditional shakos of line light horsemen, used in the second half of the Empire.