Polish Armies 1569–1696 (1)

Polish Armies 1569–1696 (1)

Men-at-Arms 184
  • Author: Richard Brzezinski
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 184
  • Publication Date: 23 Apr 1987
  • ISBN: 9780850457360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Few people will realise that at one time the Polish state was one of Europe's great powers. One of the chief instruments of her success was undoubtedly her army, which though small can claim many accomplishments and major successes in the 16th and 17th centuries. Richard Brzezinski redresses this imbalance by providing a portrait of Polish armies from 1569-1696, detailing their history, organisation, arms, armour, insignia and dress, accompanied by numerous illustrations and eight superb full page colour plates by Angus McBride.

Biographical Note

Richard Brzezinski is a young historian and a leading expert on the military history of central and Eastern Europe, greatly admired for his primary research and painstaking work in archives in Sweden, Germany and Poland. His previous titles for Osprey include two Men-at-Arms about the army of Gustavus Adolphus and Campaign 68: Lutzen 1632.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Organisation and Recruitment Cavalry Infantry The Lithuanian Army Pospolite Ruszenie (Levy of the Nobility) Flags, Command Insignia and Field Signs The Plates

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