Russian Grenadiers and Infantry 1799–1815

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Russian Grenadiers and Infantry 1799–1815

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This title provides a comprehensive and vivid account of life in the Russian infantry at the turn of the 19th century - a time when the Russian army was arguably one of the most important in the world. Although hopelessly outdated at the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the army underwent radical changes and modernisation after Czar Paul I's murder. This book details recruitment and training procedures, tactics and equipment, and daily life both at home and on campaign. The experiences of the average soldier are examined, and several commonly held assumptions regarding his character and motivation are reassessed.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Conscription · Training · Drill · Discipline and punishment · Pay and Provision · Appearance · Daily Life · On Campaign · Tactics · The Soldier in Battle · Casualties · Parades · Aftermath · Bibliography · Glossary · Museums and Collections · Colour plate commentary · Index

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Published Aug 19 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841763804
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 9 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 51
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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