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Frederick the Great's Allies 1756-63 : Men-at-Arms - Embleton illustrated by Sam Embleton

Frederick the Great's Allies 1756-63



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This book describes and illustrates the organization and uniforms of the Allied contingents during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). At the outbreak of the war King George II's dual role as King of England and Elector of Hanover led to Britain creating and funding an alliance with Frederick's Prussia. This colorful multi-national arm of British, Brunswick, Hanoverian, and Hessian troops, with other smaller contingents, played an essential part by guarding Prussia's western front against French armies, and in the process the British contingent won some remarkable victories, such as the redcoats' legendary attack at Minden and Granby's cavalry triumph at Warburg. This disparate group of soldiers is brought to vivid life by the illustrations of Gerry and Sam Embleton and by the unrivalled detail of Stuart Reid's analysis.

"The Seven Years' War allied troops were a diverse group of soldiers whose colorful uniforms are brought to life by the illustrations of Gerry and Sam Embleton and by the artistic detail analysis of Stuart Reid. This book describes the organization of these Allied contingents at the outbreak of the war when King George II's role as King of England, as well as Elector of Hanover, led to Britain's creation and funding an alliance with Frederick's Prussia." --www.mataka.org (November 2010)

"Show[s] all the hallmarks of what makes Osprey unique. Solid, engaging writing, with overviews of the period that let you get a grasp of the history while focusing on military units and what made them interesting." --Greater Games Industry (Spring 2011)

Introductionp. 3
The background to the British-Hanoverian alliance with Prussia
Chronologyp. 4
His Britannic Majesty's Army In Germanyp. 5
Composition and command
Organization & Uniforms: Cavalryp. 7
British: Royal Horse Guards - Dragoon Guards - Horse - Dragoons
Hanoverian: Guard - Line Cuirassiers - Line Dragoons
Hessian: Horse - Dragoons
Prussian: Dragoons
Infantryp. 15
British: Footguards and Line
Hanoverian: Footguards and Line
Hessian: Footguards and Line - Militia
Prussian: Fusiliers
Technical Troopsp. 24
Brunswick artillery - British artillery - Buckeburg contingent - Hanoverian artillery - Hessian artillery
Light Troopsp. 35
Brunswick: Hussars - Jägers - Light Infantry - Auxiliary Volunteers
British: Light Dragoons - Highlanders - Fraser's Chasseurs - Légion Britannique
Buckeburg contingent
Hanoverian: Hussars - J&agers - Scheither's Freikorps
Hessian: Hussars - Jägers - Frei-Regiment von Gerlach
Prussian: Hussars - Freikorps von Trumbach
Plate Commentariesp. 42
Indexp. 48
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ISBN: 9781849081771
ISBN-10: 1849081778
Series: Men-at-Arms
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 21st September 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.3  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1