Louis XV's Army (3)

Foreign Infantry

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Louis XV's Army (3)

Foreign Infantry

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On account of long-standing tradition as well as sheer numbers, the importance of foreign regiments in the French army had become considerable by the time of Louis XV. Since the Middle Ages, the rulers of France had called upon mercenaries from various neighbouring nations to form units which were often among the finest in the army. In this third of five volumes covering the army of Louis XV [Men-at-Arms 296, 302, 304, 308 & 313], René Chartrand examines the organisation and uniforms of the foreign infantry and artillery troops in a text containing a wealth of illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Eugène Lelièpvre.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Swiss Troops of the Royal Guard · Foreign Line Infantry Organisation · Uniforms · Other 'Foreign' Units · Milice Garde-Cote · Select Bibliography · The Plates

Product details

Published Jul 15 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855326231
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 304
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

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