This is a complete illustrated introduction to Napoleon’s Grand Army: his officers, rank and file; his specialist divisions; and their uniforms and equipment. This book covers: Bonaparte and the Republic; Emperor Napoleon; Napoleon’s Marshals – The Soldier’s Fate; Infantry; Cavalry; Dragoons; Curassiers and Carabiniere – Hussars; Chasseurs a Cheval and Lancers; Artillery; Engineers; The Navy – Quartermaster Corps; Medical Services; Foreign Troops; and The Imperial Guard. Napoleon Bonaparte said: “At the onset of a campaign, we must carefully consider whether advancing is the best strategy. Once the decision has been made and the attack is launched, the decision must be maintained until its final consequences. A retreat will always discourage the troops, no matter how well the manoeuvre, since the failure of one army is the victory of another. Retreats also bear a heavier cost in terms of casualties and material than even the cruellest confrontations. In confrontation, the enemy will suffer similar or equal loss; but in retreat, our losses will far surpass those of our opponent.”
LA GRAND ARMEE An Introduction to Napoeon’s Army
This book offers detailed descriptions of Napoleon’s units – lancers, line infantry, cuirassiers, hussars, Chasseurs on horseback, etc. Illustrated with Rousselot plates, historic pictures from the Napoleonic era and previously unpublished plates, this is probably the best introduction to Napoleonic militaria ever published.
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