Basque volunteer 1860 (Code: SE02)





Basque volunteer ranked in the column what command the general Prim in the War of Africa in 1860. Wear the red beret, cloak over his blue uniform and belt cartridge for the ammunition.




The Africa War (1859-60) was a fundamental episode of the spanish history of the XIX century was the biggest spanish victory of this century and one of the few conflicts what the Spaniards don´t fight among then. From 1840 the spanish cities of Melilla and Ceuta suffers constant incursions by the Moroccan tribes and attacks to the military outpost in the frontier of the territory, the storm attacks increase along the years and find armed response of the Spanish Army but with the fast retreat of the moors in the deep of his territory is impossible give an adequate solution. At last an attack in August of 1859 finish the spanish patience, and when the spanish prime minister, General D. Leopoldo O´Donnell, urge a exemplar punishment to the authors to the Sultan of Morocco what don´t give any response.






For this is declared the war among the popular enthusiasm and with the support of all politic parties in the parliament. In all Spain, specially in Catalonia and the Basque Country, enlist thousands of volunteers many of then of Navarra and Basque Country were carlist followers what understood what this is a war in defence of the homeland apart the political differences in the Spain of the moment. Is an patriotic enthusiasm what is not have seen  from the Independence War (Peninsular War). To this group of unconditional patriots belong this figure what fight in many heroic battles of the campaign how Tetuán, Wad-Ras or the Castillejos



In only six months of campaign the Spanish Army defeated to the enemy moors, which count with French and British support, without loose any battle and win the war  among the popular enthusiasm what at the end of the conflict call to this one “La guerra bonita” (The pretty war)




  • Presentación: in luxury quilted case
  • Pintura: artisanally painted by water resistent paints
  • Peso total:  1.126 grs
  • Peana: brown, ultraviolet barnished, high bright
  • Nº de piezas: 11
  • Medidas peana (mm): 60X60X42
  • Altura total (con peana): 23 cm