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Napoleon's Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment: The Infantry

Dawson, Paul L

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Pen and Sword
01 April 2019
History; Napoleonic Wars; Uniforms & insignia
From its origins as the Consular Guard of the French Republic, and as Napoleon's personal bodyguard, the Imperial Guard developed into a force of all arms numbering almost 100,000 men. Used by Napoleon as his principle tactical reserve, the Guard was engaged only sparingly, being deployed at the crucial moment of battle to turn the tide of victory in favour of the Emperor of the French. Naturally, the Imperial Guard has been the subject of numerous books over many decades, yet there has never been a publication that has investigated the uniforms and equipment of the infantry of the Imperial Guard in such detail and with such precision. The author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, even in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by an unrivalled collection of illustrations, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renowned military artist, Keith Rocco, has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. AUTHOR: Paul L. Dawson BSc Hons MA MIFA FINS, is a historian and author who specialises in the French Army of the Napoleonic Wars. In addition, being a noted equestrian allows him to have a greater understanding of what was, and what was not, possible for cavalry and other troops which utilised horses. His training as a historian gives him the knowledge and ability to decipher documents from the period. 100 illustrations
By:   Dawson Paul L
Imprint:   Pen and Sword
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 172mm, 
ISBN:   9781526701916
ISBN 10:   152670191X
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   01 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

PAUL L. DAWSON BSc Hons MA MIFA FINS, is a historian and author who specialises in the French Army of the Napoleonic Wars. In addition, being a noted equestrian allows him to have a greater understanding of what was, and what was not, possible for cavalry and other troops which utilised horses. His training as a historian gives him the knowledge and ability to decipher documents from the period.

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This topic is quite well-trod ground. And yet the team behind these must have books has succeeded in producing authoritative works on the Guard's dress and gear. These books should be invaluable not only to people involved in our hobby, but also historians, reenactors and wargamers. --Toy Soldier & Model Figure


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