By (author) Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle
By (author) Philip Haythornwaite
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Napoleon's Commanders by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Book DescriptionOn the Napoleonic battlefield victory or defeat could still depend on the skills, reactions and personalities of individual commanders. Even under a genius such as Bonaparte the dispersal of his armies on campaign, and the lack of fast communications, left command and control of the different corps and divisions in the hands of his marshals and generals. Continuing the author's study of the careers, peronalities and personal uniforms of the greatest French generals and marshals of the Napoleonic Wars, this volume describes and illustrates those leaders who made their names largely in the later years of the Empire, from 1809 to 1815. It includes leading figures such as Soult, Marmont, Murat, Espagne and Sucher.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763453
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip J. Haythornthwaite
British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars, Paperback (October 2016)
Explaining and illustrating the dramatic training and tactics of the Light Infantry and Rifle regiments, this comprehensive guide will appeal to anyone interested in the Napoleonic wars.
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 Haythomthwaite 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. Patrice Courcelle was born in northern France in 1950 and has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. Entirely self-taught; he has illustrated many books and magazine articles for Continental publishers, and his work hangs in a number of public and private collections. His dramatic and lucid style has won him plenty of admiration in the field of military illustration. His other enthusiasms include music, from Clapton and the blues to Mahler, and cooking. Patrice lives a few miles from the battlefield of Waterloo with his wife and son.
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