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Colour of the 6th Infantry Regiment 'Málaga' 1810-1812 (Spain)

Royal Decree on Flags of 24 March 1809

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[Colour of the 6th Infantry Regiment 'Málaga' 1810-1812 (Spain)] 1:1 | 1.2 × 1.2 m
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This is the Colour of the 6th Regiment of Infantry Málaga, of Joseph Napoleon's I army (1810-1812). This flag was regulated by Decree of Joseph Napoleon I of 24 March 1809. The mast measured 2 m and the cloth was square with 1.2 m sides. The coat-of-arms was a modified version of the former (Bourbon) arms, including new quarters for Navarre and the Indies (America), an inescutcheon with the French Napoleonic imperial arms and the collar of the Order of Spain around the shield. Source: Manzano 1997 [mzn97].

Sergio Camero, 10 Nov 2001

Joseph Napoleon I, king of Spain (1808-1813), was Joseph Bonaparte (born Corte 1768, died Firenze 1844), brother of the Emperor Napoleon I. Following his conquests, the Emperor placed members of his family on the throne of various European states, some of them being created accordingly. Joseph was first king of Naples (1806). When Napoleon expelled the Bourbons from Spain, he placed Joseph on the throne of Spain and gave the throne of Naples to Marshal Murat, former Commander-in-Chief of the French troops in Spain and husband of Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleon's sister. The long and difficult Spanish War of Independence, famously illustrated by the painter Goya, ended with the overthrow of Joseph in 1814.

Ivan Sache, 11 Nov 2001