The Old Guard (French Vieille Garde) were the elite veteran elements of the Emperor Napoleon's Imperial Guard. As such it was the most prestigious formation in Napoleon's Grande Armée. French soldiers often referred to Napoleon's Imperial Guard as "the Immortals."
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Old Guard generally refers to a veteran or group of veterans, a conservative faction, or an older segment of a population. More specifically, the term may refer to:
Old Guard, units of the French Imperial Guard under Napoleon Bonaparte
Old Guard, the Southern high society in the Reconstruction era of the United States, especially in major cities like Charleston and Atlanta
Old Guard, a segment of the leather subculture
Old Guard (Australia), a right wing organisation of the 1920s and 1930s
Old Guard (Atlanta), a division of the Gate City Guard of Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Old Guard (New York), a ceremonial battalion of New York City infantry veterans, founded 1826
Old Guard (Philadelphia), a ceremonial battalion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Old Guards (Russia), the collective term for military units serving as personal guards of the Emperor of Russia
Bolshevik old guard
Old Guard faction, an organized grouping in the Socialist Party of America in the early 1930s, which left in 1936 to establish the Social Democratic Federation
The Old Guard, an American magazine published from 1863 to 1867
Nickname of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and its
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
The Old Guard (film), a 1934 Italian film directed by Alessandro Blasetti
(n.) = vieja guardia, la. Ex:The article presents a discussion of a small successful publisher which has published books on environmentalism, 'old guard' liberalism, and books dealing with the experiences of African Americans.