Napoleon's Overseas Army cover
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When the French Revolution broke out in 1789, France possessed numerous colonies spread over three continents. To defend and keep the peace in these territories, a small army of colonial troops, distinct from the metropolitan line regiments or marines, had existed since the days of Louis XIV. This book examines the history and uniforms of the often-overlooked French armies in Saint-Domingue, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia, Tobago, Ile-de-France, La Réunion, Pondichéry, Guiana, Senegal and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. The text is backed by numerous illustrations offering a rare glimpse into dress and equipment of Napoleon's overseas army.

Table of Contents

Chronology · French Colonial Troops in 1789 · Turmoil and War · Saint-Domingue · The Americas and Africa · India and the East Indies · The Dutch Colonies · The Plates

Product details

Published 27 Jul 1989
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850459005
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 211
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

Illustrator

Francis Back

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