THE GUARD: LIGHT HORSEMEN, TATARS, ECLAIREURS, AND INFANTRY GRENADIERS
THE POLISH ARMY UNDER NAPOLEON’S COMMAND
Autore: Ryszard Morawski, Andrzej Nieuwazny
Serie di tre volumi, interamente illustrati con grandi tavole uniformologiche a colori di Ryszard Morawski, dedicata alle unità polacche finanziate dai francesi e impiegate nelle campagne napoleoniche. Il primo volume tratta la storia della Legione Vistula e dei Lancieri Vistula, due formazioni polacche che servirono sotto il comando di Napoleone dal 1807 al 1815. Il secondo volume presenta la Guardia, i Cavalleggeri, i Tartari e i Granatieri della Fanteria con 86 tavole a colori di uniformi ed equipaggiamenti. Il terzo ed ultimo volume prenderà in esame le uniformi e gli equipaggiamenti delle Legioni Polacche dal 1797 al 1807. L’opera di sicuro interesse per gli appassionati di uniformologia napoleonica sono scritti in lingua polacca con sommario e tutte le didascalie anche in francese ed inglese.
This is the second volume of the three expected albums from The Polish Army under Napoleon's command Series. The format refers to the books of The Army of the Duchy of Warsaw Series. However, it has more pages and 86 colour plates, the biggest number so far. The gouaches were once again rendered by Ryszard Morawski who is an acknowledged expert on military uniforms, especially from the Napoleonic Era. The text was written by Andrzej Nieuwazny, a well-known historian specialized in the Napoleonic Era, the author of the book about the artillery of the Duchy of Warsaw. Our current offering describes Polish formations of the Napoleonic Guard. A considerable part of the text is dedicated to the regiments of Light Horsemen and their combat path through Spain, Austria, Russia, Germany and France. The author faithfully reconstructs the course of the outstanding charge of Somosierra that took place exactly 200 years ago. The reader will learn a lot not only about the uniforms, but also about the arms, the equipment and the garrison life of this famous Polish cavalry formation. Furthermore, A. Nieuwazny familiarize us as well with lesser known Polish cavalry troops : Tatars, Eclaireurs and Infantry Grenadiers. The illustrated part consists of 86 colour plates painted by Ryszard Morawski. Apart from the silhouettes of the infantry soldiers and cavalrymen they present details of the uniforms and the equipment. Each plate is captioned in Polish, French and English. The final section of the book contains the bibliography, alphabetical index of names and extensive French and English summaries.
LINGUA POLACCA CON SOMMARIO IN INGLESE E FRANCESE
86 tavole a colori