Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2)

Napoleon’s Guard Infantry (2) (160) (Paperback)


£10.00

(Osprey Men-At-Arms Series No- 160)

Very good condition used Paperback.

Reprint edition published in 1992
by Osprey Publications Ltd, London, UK.
Text by: Philip J. Haythornthwaite.
Colour plates by: Bryan Fosten.
ISBN: 0850455359.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 185mm w x 6mm d.

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Napoleon’s Guard Infantry (2)

(Osprey Men-At-Arms Series No- 160)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used Paperback.

Reprint edition published in 1992
by Osprey Publications Ltd, London, UK.
Text by: Philip J. Haythornthwaite.
Colour plates by: Bryan Fosten.
ISBN: 0850455359.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 185mm w x 6mm d.

Intact clean slightly sunned/yellowed condition cover with slight creasing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 40 clean slightly off white pages of English text with black & white illustrations and photos, plus 8 pages of colour illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is of actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Napoleon’s Guard Infantry (2):

“This title looks at Napoleon’s Middle and Young Guard infantry. The seniority of Guard infantry was only established definitely in 1812 by the Guard’s chief of personnel, Courtois. The title ‘Young Guard’ was assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, but the term ‘Middle Guard’ came into use about 1811. From the beginning the newer guard regiments were committed to action first, the Old Guard, as Napoleon wrote, ‘being so precious, one fears to expose them’; thus the Fusiliers-Chasseurs distinguished themselves at Hilsberg whilst the rest of the Guard was kept in reserve. In 1808 the Fusiliers went to Spain, serving at the Madrid rising, Medina and Guadalajara. Philip Haythornwaite examines these troops in a detailed text backed by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Bryan Fosten.”