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French Napoleonic infantry tactics 1792-1815

Author: Paddy Griffith; Peter Dennis; Martin Windrow
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2007.
Series: Elite, 159.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bonaparte's Grande Armée, one of the most renowned battle-winning machines in history, evolved from a merging of the professional army of the Ancien Régime and the volunteers and conscripts of the Revolutionary levée en masse -- although the contribution of the former is often underestimated. A leading authority on the history of tactics draws here on original drill manuals and later writings to explain how the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paddy Griffith; Peter Dennis; Martin Windrow
ISBN: 9781846032783 1846032784
OCLC Number: 148997206
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: The legacy of the Seven Years War --
Guibert and the 1791 règlement --
'Revolutionary warfare' --
From the 'terror' to the coup of Brumaire --
La Grande Armée --
The peninsular war, 1808-14 --
'Corrupt gigantism', 1809-15.
Series Title: Elite, 159.
Responsibility: Paddy Griffith ; illustrated by Peter Dennis ; consultant editor Martin Windrow.

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Provides an analysis of the preparation of the French troops from manual regulations to the training ground, as well as a study of the changing quality of command and control within the army. This  Read more...

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