The Austrian Army 1740–80 (1)

The Austrian Army 1740–80 (1)

Cavalry

Men-at-Arms 271
  • Author: Philip Haythornthwaite
  • Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Short code: MAA 271
  • Publication Date: 28 Jul 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855324152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Austria was both a major participant and one of the causes of hostilities in the wars of the mid-18th century. The death of the Habsburg Emperor Charles VI in October 1740 set in motion the first of the major wars of the time. His heir was a daughter, Maria Theresa, who was destined become one of the greatest figures in the history of the 18th century. The Hapsburg territories were immense, and a key unifying factor was the army itself, that embraced all nationalities and drew its personnel from Hapsburg lands and beyond. This title, the first in a sequence of three, takes a close look at the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the cavalry of the Austrian Army during Maria Theresa's reign, covering cuirassiers, dragoons, hussars, and chevauxleger.

Biographical Note

Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some 40 books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history - but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion, cricket. 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.

Contents

The Empire and Army Army Organisation The Cavalry Uniform and Equipment Regimental Details The Plates

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