Brunswick Troops 1809–15

Brunswick Troops 1809–15

Men-at-Arms 167
  • Author: Otto von Pivka
  • Illustrator: Bryan Fosten
  • Short code: MAA 167
  • Publication Date: 28 Nov 1985
  • ISBN: 9780850456134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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Since the bitter defeats and loss of territory of 1805, Austria had been hard at work overhauling and expanding her military machine. In 1808, the Austrian government felt that with the outbreak of the Spanish war, Napoleon would have too much to do to be able to devote large forces to deal with them. On 25 February 1809 Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a corps of infantry and cavalry to fight alongside them as they invaded his old domains, raising the population against their French rulers and exacting a long-awaited revenge on the hated Napoleon.

Biographical Note

Otto von Pivka (the nom de plume of Digby Smith) wrote his first title for Osprey Publishing in 1972 (The Black Brunswickers, in the Men-at-Arms series). He is a prolific author, who has contributed many titles to the Men-at-Arms series on the armies and forces of the Napoleonic Wars. A former major in the British Army, he is now retired, but continues to write books on this key period. Bryan Fosten was born in 1928, the son of a Master Military Embroiderer and a Court Embroidress. He served in the army in Egypt and Palestine and returned to follow the printing trade. Since 1973 he has devoted himself to military research and illustration. He is the founding editor of the innovative magazine Tradition and has written and illustrated many books, often in collaboration with his late brother, Donald Fosten.

Contents

Introduction 1809: 'The Black Band' The Peninsular War, 1810-14 The 1815 Campaign Uniforms, 1809 Uniforms in English Service, 1810-15 Uniforms at Waterloo, 1815 The Plates

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