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Napoleon's Polish Lancers of the Imperial Guard

Author: Ronald Pawly; Patrice Courcelle
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2007.
Series: Men-at-arms series, 440.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book draws on original regimental records to give an account of the organization and personalities of the most renowned of the foreign units that served in the Emperor's armies. Unlike most of his foreign troops, these Polish horsemen were true volunteers, who owed their honoured place in his Imperial Guard to their proven courage on battlefields from Spain to Russia. The text is illustrated with rare  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Pawly; Patrice Courcelle
ISBN: 9781846032561 1846032563
OCLC Number: 137222184
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins of the 1807 Polish campaign --
1807 : creation of the Chevau-Legers Polonais de la Garde --
The first test : Spain, 1808 --
1809-10 : Austria, and re-equipment --
1810-11 : the splendour of victory --
1812 : Russia --
1813-14 : Germany and France --
1814-15 : Elba and Waterloo.
Series Title: Men-at-arms series, 440.
Responsibility: Ronald Pawly ; illustrated by Patrice Courcelle.
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Napoleon's Polish Lancers of the Guard were unique in their appearance and in their loyalty. This book reveals their varied and colourful uniforms as well as their long and loyal service for the  Read more...

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