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Napoleon's Red Lancers by Ronald Pawly
Book DescriptionOne of the most famous regiments of Napoleon's cavalry, the (Dutch) 2nd Light Horse Lancers of the Imperial Guard were universally known as the Red Lancers from their scarlet uniforms. They distinguished themselves in Russia 1812, at terrible cost; were rebuilt stronger than ever, and fought in the 1813-14 German and French campaigns; and rallied to Napoleon in 1815, charging the British squares at Waterloo. This book covers their organisation, uniforms, weapons and tactics in detail. It is based on surviving regimental documents, and rare private diaries and portraits in European family archives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841765082
(245mm x 185mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ronald Pawly
Ronald Pawly is a respected member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies, and 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 has contributed to two major French reference works, 'Repertoire Mondiale des Souvenirs Napoleoniens'and 'Dictionnaire des Colonels de Napoleon'. 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 other enthusiasms include music and cooking. Patrice lives close to the battlefield of Waterloo with his wife and son.
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