Incomparable

Napoleon’s 9th Light Infantry Regiment

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Incomparable

Napoleon’s 9th Light Infantry Regiment

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An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning, turning the field at Marengo and breaking the Austrians. They then spent over a decade fighting their way across the continent, following Napoleon to the bitter end. Bringing their Eagle out of hiding when Napoleon returned from exile in 1815 they almost saved the day again, at Waterloo, spearheading a charge to rejoin Napoleon. But unlike at Marengo, they failed. Napoleon dubbed them 'Incomparable', and their story is extraordinary even by the standards of the dramatic and turbulent years in which they lived.

Product details

Published 20 Sep 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 416
ISBN 9781782001843
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 15 b/w; 15 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Terry Crowdy

TERRY CROWDY is a British military history author…

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