Mounted Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard

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Mounted Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard

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Mounted upon their huge black horses, the Mounted Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard were the senior heavy cavalry unit of the French army and were never defeated in battle. Their long list of battle honours earned them the nicknames 'the Giants' and 'the Gods'. In this latest addition to the Osprey mini-series on the Imperial Guard, author Ronald Pawly tells the story of this famous unit using unparalleled documentary and pictorial sources. Along with detailed artwork depicting the unit's colourful uniforms, this book gives a history of the unit's organization and record drawn from original letters, orders, and inspection reports that still survive in the Paris Archives. Interspersed are the stories of some of the individuals that served in the Mounted Grenadiers and helped to make it one of the most storied units to have served in Napoleon's army.

Table of Contents

The Consular Guard - Marengo, 1800 * The Imperial Guard: conditions for admittance - organization - uniforms - personnel * Operations, 1801-1814: the Grenadiers à Cheval at Austerlitz, 1805; Colonel Lepic at Eylau, 1807 * Russia, 1812 * Germany and France, 1813-14 * The First Restoration * The Hundred Days, 1815

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Published 10 Nov 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846034497
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 456
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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