Napoleon’s Imperial Headquarters (1)

Napoleon’s Imperial Headquarters (1)

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Elite 115
  • Author: Ronald Pawly
  • Illustrator: Patrice Courcelle
  • Short code: ELI 115
  • Publication Date: 20 Aug 2004
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The 'military machine' by which Napoleon and his indispensable chief of staff Marshal Berthier commanded and controlled his huge armies on campaign numbered some 1,500 officers and men, organized in the different bureaux of his military and civilian 'households' and the army general headquarters. This essential tool of the Emperor's power was designed to provide him, even in a front-line camp, with all the information, technical support and comfort that he enjoyed in his palaces. This fascinating study details the entourage which enabled Napoleon to move hundreds of thousands of troops right across Europe.

Biographical Note

Ronald Pawly was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1956. His forté is research in the field of military portraiture. In 1998 he published his first major work, ‘The Red Lancers'. Ronald has written several books for Osprey, including Men-at-Arms 355: ‘Wellington's Belgian Allies 1815', 378: ‘Napoleon's Guards of Honour', and 389: ‘Napoleon's Red Lancers'.Patrice Courcelle was born in northern France in 1950 and has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. Entirely self-taught, he has illustrated many books and magazine articles for Continental publishers, and his work hangs in a number of public and private collections. His dramatic and lucid style has won him widespread admiration.


Introduction The Imperial Headquarters Army General Headquarters Army Administration Napoleon's Entourage on Campaign Army General Headquarters nominal roll, 1 August 1812 Select Bibliography The Plates Index

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