Russian Grenadiers and Infantry 1799–1815

Russian Grenadiers and Infantry 1799–1815

Warrior 51
  • Author: Laurence Spring
  • Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Short code: WAR 51
  • Publication Date: 19 Aug 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841763804
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

This title provides a comprehensive and vivid account of life in the Russian infantry at the turn of the 19th century - a time when the Russian army was arguably one of the most important in the world. Although hopelessly outdated at the outbreak of war in 1799, the army underwent radical changes and modernisation after Czar Paul I's murder. This book details recruitment and training procedures, tactics and equipment, and daily life both at home and on campaign. The experiences of the average soldier are examined, and several commonly held assumptions regarding his character and motivation are reassessed.

Biographical Note

Laurence Spring holds a degree in History from London University, and is the co-ordinator of the Russian Army Study Group, an organisation with a world-wide membership. He has worked on a translation of A V Viskovatov's seminal Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army, and has also written on the English Civil War, plus numerous articles for magazines. Laurence lives and works in Surrey, UK. Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. He has been interested in all things military since childhood, an interest compounded through the reading of authors such as G. A. Henty. In 1954 he joined the Life Guards and saw service in Egypt and Cyprus. Bill is a respected military illustrator of many years' experience, and has illustrated numerous Osprey books on 18th- and 19th-century subjects. He is married, and lives in Ireland.


Introduction Chronology Conscription Training Drill Discipline and punishment Pay and Provision Appearance Daily Life On Campaign Tactics The Soldier in Battle Casualties Parades Aftermath Bibliography Glossary Museums and Collections Colour plate commentary Index

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