Imperial Guardsman 1799–1815

Imperial Guardsman 1799–1815

Warrior 22
  • Author: Philip Haythornthwaite
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: WAR 22
  • Publication Date: 15 Nov 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855326620
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

Napoleon's Imperial Guard was one of the most famous military formations in history. The Imperial Guard could perform ceremonial duties as well as any, but it was primarily as an élite combat formation of the army that it excelled. Although it would expand to represent a considerable portion of France's military establishment, it remained Napoleon's personal guard and was accorded care and attention which set its members above the rest of the army. In this book, Philip Haythornthwaite examines their lives, organisation and privileges, paying particular attention to how their experience differed from those of the regular French line units.

Biographical Note

Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some forty books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion: cricket. Richard Hook is one of the world's greatest military illustrators and has contributed to more than 30 Osprey titles. He is also an authority on the native peoples of North America, a subject for which he has had a life-long passion.

Contents

Introduction Regiments and recruits Everyday life On Campaign Imperial Escort duty Camp followers Arms and Equipment Regiments Of The Imperial Guard References

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