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NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD

Organization, Uniforms and Weapons

Autore: Gabriele Esposito

Codice: 220322002

€ 24,50

DISPONIBILE GIUGNO 2021

Dettagliata analisi dell’organizzazione, delle uniformi e delle armi della Guardia Imperiale Francese creata da Napoleone I. L’impiego della Guardia in battaglia e le differenze con il resto dell’esercito francese.

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A detailed analysis of the organization, uniforms and weapons of the French Imperial Guard created by Napoleon I. The author describes how this large military body evolved from the Consular Guard created by Bonaparte as early as 1799 and how this came to include dozens of different military units belonging to each branch of service (infantry, cavalry, artillery, specialist corps). The Imperial Guard was a 'miniature army' made up of veteran soldiers, who were dressed with the most spectacular and elegant uniforms ever seen on the battlefields of Europe. The Guard also included several 'exotic' non-French units that are also covered in the text: Egyptian Mamelukes, Polish and Lithuanian lancers, Tatar scouts, Dutch grenadiers and lancers. The way in which Napoleon employed the Guard in battle is discussed and also how it differed from the rest of the French Army in terms of military dress and weaponry.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

50 tavole a colori

Pagine

160

Misure

17 X 25

Rilegato

SI

ISBN
9781526786715