10092 - Joan of Arc

W. Britains


Joan of Arc

During the darkest days of the Hundred Years War prophecies told of an armored maiden, come to liberate France from English tyranny. In 1429 Joan of Arc led a French army in a famous victory at the Siege of Orleans. She was only 19 years old, had no military training, and was clad in armor. She saw many other military engagements and was wounded twice in combat. She claimed she was acting upon messages received from archangels; when captured, enemy forces cried heresy and had her brutally executed. In 1920, she was canonized as the Patron Saint of France and became a prominent symbol as its defender. During WWII both Philippe Pétain in Vichy France and the Free French forces of Charles de Gaulle invoked her name to justify their causes. 

1/30 Scale
 Matte Finish
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