Louis XV's Army (3)

Louis XV's Army (3)

Foreign Infantry

Men-at-Arms 304
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Eugene Leliepvre
  • Short code: MAA 304
  • Publication Date: 15 Jul 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855326231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montral and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant for cinema and historic sites restorations. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 30 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He currently lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons. Eugène Lelièpvre has been painting military subjects for over fifty years. In 1950 he was made the Official Painter to the French Army and he is also a fellow of the Company of Military Historians. An acknowledged expert on 18th century military subjects, he is married and lives in Paris.

Contents

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

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