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- DescriptionThe two regiments of Carabiniers were reorganized in 1802 as part of Napoleon's cavalry reforms on taking the Consulate. They were the elite of the heavy horse, selected from the best men of the more numerous Cuirassier regiments and distinguished by tall bearskins. They fought in all Napoleon's early triumphs - Austerlitz, Friedland, Eckmuehl, Essling and Wagram. After this victorious campaign their dress was changed. They were issued cuirasses and helmets of brass, which were striking against their new white and sky-blue uniform. This book incorporates research and striking illustrations to tell the story of these brave men and detail their uniforms and equipment.
- Author BiographyRonald Pawly, born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1956 and still living and working in that city, is a respected member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies, and an expert on 19th century military portraiture. He is the author of the monumental The Red Lancers: Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment (Crowood Press, 1998), and of a study of Napoleonic veterans' tombs in Belgium. He has previously several books in the Men-at-Arms series including MAA 355, Wellington's Belgian Allies 1815 and MAA 378 Napoleon's Guards of Honour.
- Author(s)Ronald Pawly
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication12/04/2005
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleMen-at-Arms
- Series Part/Volume Number405
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content Note40 b&w and 8 colour illustrations
- Weight177 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Illustrator(s)Patrice Courcelle
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