Army of Gustavus Adolphus
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Army of Gustavus Adolphus by Richard Brzezinski
Book DescriptionThe 'Lion of the North', King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, was one of the major players in the Thirty Years War of 1618-48. In 1630 Gustavus - the last champion of the Protestants - crushed the Catholics at Breitenfeld in a victory widely viewed as the fulfillment of a prophecy foretelling the defeat of the eagle (the German Emperor's emblem) by a golden lion. Killed in battle at Lutzen only two years later, Gustavus nevertheless won fame for his technical and tactical innovations. The first of two volumes, this book examines the equipment, uniforms and organization of the infantry that comprised Gustavus's army."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850459975
(248mm x 183mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Polish Winged Hussar 1556-1775, Paperback (April 2005)
Examines the origins and development of the Polish Winged Hussars. This book provides a view of the training, tactics, appearance and experiences of these legendary and fascinating warriors. The dramatic Hussar characteristics were the wings worn on the back or on the saddle. The Hussars terrified the Turks, Tatars, Swedes and others.
Lutzen, 1632, Paperback (February 2001)View all books by Richard Brzezinski
Details the key battle in one of the most destructive wars in history - the 30 years war between Catholic and Protestant armies. By 1632 the Protestant powers were in trouble, until King Adolphus II of Sweden came to their rescue and with his troops defeated the Imperial army.
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Author Biography - Richard Brzezinski
Richard Brzezinski is a leading expert on the military history of Central and Eastern Europe. A fluent Polish speaker, he has researched the Polish Hussars for many years and acted as a historical consultant for film and television on this subject. He lives in Warsaw, Poland.
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