Armies of the Napoleonic Wars: An Illustrated History

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Chris McNab
Osprey Pub., 2009 - History - 432 pages
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The Napoleonic Wars saw almost two decades of brutal fighting, from the frozen wastelands of Russia to the wildness of the Peninsula; from Egypt's Lower Nile to the bloody battlefield of Waterloo. Fighting took place on an unprecedented scale across Europe, and over the entire period of the wars Napoleon led his Grand Arm e and his allies against almost every European nation, and against varying coalitions. This book provides a comprehensive guide to all the major armies of the Napoleonic Wars, of France, Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Spain and Portugal. Covering the changes experienced by the armies over the period, the author details the organization, infantry, cavalry, and artillery of each. With stunning original artwork of the often glorious uniforms worn into battle, period illustrations or the equipment used, and photographs, this is a beautiful and in-depth study of the armies that fought in the Napoleonic campaigns.

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Contents

FOREWORD by Allan Mallinson
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CHRONOLOGY
14
BRITAIN
102
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. He has published over 25 books, including Weapons of War: AK47 (Spellmount, 2001), How to Pass the SAS Selection Course (Sidgwick & Jackson, 2002) and Tools of Violence (Osprey, 2008). He has also written extensively for encyclopaedias and has contributed to The Times on the war in Iraq. The author lives in Wales, UK.

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