The French Army in the American War of Independence

The French Army in the American War of Independence

Men-at-Arms 244
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Francis Back
  • Short code: MAA 244
  • Publication Date: 26 Mar 1991
  • ISBN: 9781855321670
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The French forces that fought during the American War of Independence were, to a large extent, a product of the disasters of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). During that war the fleet had been swept off the oceans, and nearly all colonies had been lost. Sweeping reforms were demanded. From the end of 1762 a series of royal orders dictated by common sense and good planning were signed by the king, and a vast reorganisation was started, ensuring that the army that fought in the American War presented a very different, altogether more formidable threat to her foes.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montral and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant for cinema and historic sites restorations. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. Also a student of wines, he currently lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons. Francis Back is a talented military artist, especially sought after for his portrayals of the Napoleonic period. He has illustrated several books for Osprey.


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