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Napoleon's Specialist Troops
By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Napoleon's Specialist Troops

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Napoleon's Specialist Troops by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

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Though less celebrated than the infantry and cavalry, Napoleon's 'specialist' troops artillery, engineers and supporting services were indispensable elements without which no army could have operated, and frequently assumed greater significance than the line regiments. Indeed, having suffered least from the emigration of Royalist officers, the artillery was the best element of the early Republican armies, the nucleus of the old Royal artillery serving with distinction in the early campaigns such as Valmy. The organisation and uniform of Napoleon's specialist troops are here examined by Philip Haythornwaite in a engaging volume complemented by a wealth of illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Bryan Fosten."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850458411
ISBN-10: 0850458412
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 180mm x 4mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics by Philip J. Haythornthwaite Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics, Paperback (July 2013)

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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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