Napoleonic Imperial Guardsman
By (author) Philip J. Haythornthwaite
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Napoleonic Imperial Guardsman by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Book DescriptionNapoleon's Imperial Guard was one of the most famous military formations in history. The Imperial Guard could perform ceremonial duties as well as any, but it was primarily as an elite combat formation of the army that it excelled. Although it would expand to represent a considerable portion of France's military establishment, it remained Napoleon's personal guard during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) and was accorded care and attention which set its members above the rest of the army. In this book, Philip Haythornthwaite examines their lives, organisation and privileges, paying particular attention to how their experience differed from those of the regular French line units."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855326620
(250mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics, Paperback (December 2013)
During the Napoleonic Wars all the major combatants fielded large numbers of light cavalry. In practice, light cavalry were often also employed for battlefield charges alongside the heavy cavalry. This book presents the study of the cavalry tactics of the armies of Napoleon and those of his allies and opponents.
Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics, Paperback (July 2013)
During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry - the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. This title is a two-part study of the cavalry tactics of the armies of Napoleon and those of his allies and opponents.
Borodino, 1812, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
The battle of Borodino was one of the greatest encounters in European history, and one of the largest and most sanguinary in the Napoleonic Wars. This title covers the events of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812 in its entirety, with the set-piece battle of Borodino proving the focal point of the book.
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Author Biography - Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some forty books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion: cricket.
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