Polish Winged Hussar 1576–1775

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Polish Winged Hussar 1576–1775

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This book examines the origins and development of the Polish 'Winged' Hussars. Using many years' painstaking research drawn from unpublished Polish sources, the author provides a rounded view of the training, tactics, appearance and experiences of these legendary and fascinating warriors. Most dramatic of all Hussar characteristics were the 'wings' worn on the back or on the saddle, although not all Hussars wore them, and their purpose has been fiercely debated. The Hussars terrified the Turks, Tatars, Muscovite boyars, Ukrainian Cossacks and Swedes, who did everything to avoid facing them directly in battle.

Table of Contents

Introduction: History and Origins · Chronology · Recruitment & Organisation · Equipment · Wings · Horses & Saddlery · Campaign & Camp Life · Experience of Battle · Conclusion · Glossary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Jul 25 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841766508
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 44 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 94
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Velimir Vuksic

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