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Napoleons Mamelukes
By Ronald Pawly

Napoleons Mamelukes

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Napoleons Mamelukes by Ronald Pawly

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When the French army returned home following defeat in Egypt in 1801, they brought along with them several locally hired units. Among these units were the Mameluke cavalry, whose exotic dress reflected Turkish style. Napoleon eventually established a Mameluke squadron for his personal guard, and they fought in all of Napoleon's major campaigns as part of the Mounted Chasseurs regiment of the Imperial Guard. Although the Turks were gradually replaced by Frenchmen, they retained their Turkish uniforms. This book explores the history of Napoleon's Mamelukes throughout the Napoleonic wars, and features detailed illustrations that enhance the story of this extraordinary unit.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841769554
ISBN-10: 184176955X
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ronald Pawly

Ronald Pawly was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1956 and still lives and works in that city. He is an expert on 19th century military portraiture. He is the author of the monumental 'The Red Lancers: Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment' (Crowood Press, 1998), and of a study of Napoleonic veterans' tombs in Belgium. His previous titles for Osprey include Men at Arms 378: 'Napoleon's Guards of Honour'; Men-at-Arms 389: 'Napoleon's Red Lancers'; and Men-at-Arms 405: 'Napoleon's Carabiniers'.

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