HC Deb 21 May 1912 vol 38 c1734

asked whether there were any units recruited from foreign sources during the Crimean War; if so, how many units were thus raised; what was the total number of foreigners enlisted; and what was the number of men of each nationality represented in these foreign legions?

Colonel SEELY

The information available is as follows:—

Turkish Contingent.—Composed of Turkish subjects principally officered by Englishmen, 22,335.

German Legion.—Composed principally of natives of the various States of Germany officered by Englishmen and Germans, 9,300.

Italian Legion.—Raised in Sardinia and composed of natives of the various Italian States—officered by Englishmen and Italians, from 3,000 to 4,000.

Swiss Legion.—About 3,000.

Polish Legion.—About 1,500.