Napoleon's Light Infantry cover
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Although light infantry tactics formed one of the cornerstones of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), their employment was by no means restricted to Light regiments. Thus, from the early 1800s, if not before, the distinction between Light and Line infantry was largely one of costume and tradition. One marked difference from the Line infantry, however, was in the superior ésprit de corps of the Light regiments. Their attitude of superiority was reinforced by their different (and often more impressive) uniform, the theoretical difference in role, and supposed superior training. Philip Haythornwaite examines their uniforms in a volume including eight superb colour plates by Brian Fosten.

Table of Contents

Organisation · Light Infantry Tactics · Uniforms · Weapons and Equipment · Regiments of Light Infantry · The Plates

Product details

Published Nov 24 1983
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850455212
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 146
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Haythornthwaite

Philip Haythornthwaite is an internationally respe…

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Bryan Fosten

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