This remarkable and finished publication information the international devices which shaped such a major a part of Napoleon's forces. It examines every one non-French unit in flip, giving an summary of the unit's origins, its organizational and strive against historical past, its uniforms and criteria, and info of the unit's eventual destiny. colourful money owed, taken from modern reviews and memoirs, emphasize the characteristics of the unit and throw mild on what existence used to be like for plenty of of the overseas squaddies recruited into the Grande Armée. In overall greater than a hundred varied international devices that served within the French military are investigated intimately during this bold publication.
Some overseas devices fought and flourished in the course of the Consulate and Empire, when others lasted for only a few months. Covers Polish, German, Swiss, Italian, Spanish, and different devices within the French military and provides a strive against heritage and information uniforms for every regiment.
Napoleon's Mercenaries is the simplest single-volume research of this element of Napoleon’s military and a necessary reference for each Napoleonic enthusiast.
“Little are available at the international devices that have been a vital part of the French military ... for a very long time a spot has existed, yet now Napoleon’s Mercenaries fills this gap.” Robert Burnham, Napoleonic sequence
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