BRASSEY’S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS : NAPOLEONIC WARS – NAPOLEON’S ARMY.

Chartrand, Rene.


£25.00




1st Eng., ed., 1996. 144 pp., profusely illustrated with cold., plates + b&w ills. D.j., 30 x 21cm. FINE. This book is the definitive guide to all the uniforms worn in Napoleon’s conquering army from the famous victory of Austerlitz in 1805, through the challenge of the Russian campaign, to eventual defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Every unit in the Emperor’s army is described and its uniforms and equipment is detailed. There are chapters on what Napoleon and his Generals wore, the uniforms of the loyal Imperial Guard and regular infantry, the glamorous appearance of the French cavalry, including cuirassiers, lancers, hussars, and dragoons, as well as the artillery, engineers, and other specialist units. Uniquely, there is a chapter devoted to the many foreign troops that served under Napoleon, ranging from Swiss and Portuguese to Croats and Lithuanians. Lavishly illustrated.


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