Imperial Guardsman 1799-1815
Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Richard Hook
Napoleon's Imperial Guard was one of the most famous military formations in history. The Imperial Guard could perform ceremonial duties as well as any, but it was primarily as an elite combat formation of the army that it excelled. Although it would expand to represent a considerable portion of France's military establishment, it remained Napoleon's personal guard and was accorded care and attention which set its members above the rest of the army. In this book, Philip Haythornthwaite examines their lives, organisation and privileges, paying particular attention to how their experience differed from those of the regular French line units.
Publishing House: Osprey Publishing Ltd., New York 2005
Warrior Series, No 22
Softcover book measuring 7.3" x 9.8"
64 pages, illustrations, photographs
English Language Version
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