Louis XV's Army (5)

Louis XV's Army (5)

Colonial and Naval Troops

Men-at-Arms 313
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Eugene Leliepvre
  • Short code: MAA 313
  • Publication Date: 9 Mar 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855327092
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

In 1715 France had a sizeable overseas empire in America, Africa and Asia, its colonies garrisoned by thousands of regular officers and soldiers who belonged to the Navy's colonial establishment or by the French East India Company's troops. Though these troops are not usually covered in histories of the French forces, since the end of the 17th century, they saw considerable action against the enemy overseas. This last volume in a series of five (Men-at-Arms 296, 302, 304, 308 and 313) details the uniforms, arms and accoutrements of Louis XV's colonial and naval troops. The text is accompanied by numerous photographs and illustrations, including eight full colour plates.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montréal. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including some 30 Osprey titles. He lives in Gatineau, Québec, 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.


Introduction Colonial Regular Troops Uniforms, Arms and Accoutrements Colonial Artillery Corps Auxiliary Colonial Troops Colonial Troops 1763-1772 Colonial Militias Naval Troops Select Bibliography The Plates

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