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French Revolutionary Infantry 1789-1802 : Men-At-Arms, 403 - Courcelle

French Revolutionary Infantry 1789-1802

Men-At-Arms, 403

By: Courcelle


Published: 20th May 2012
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The origins of Napoleon's world-beating army lay in that of the French Revolution. The re-organization of regiments and tactics to weld together the bones of the old professional Royal army - with the mass of enthusiastc but untrained Revolutionary manpower - produced a military machine which bafled the traditional armies that attempted to strangle the young Republic at birth. This book explains the actual procedures used to produce this result. Events are discussed from the fall of the Bastille, through the great battles on the Rhine and in the Low Countries, the vicious "counter-revolutionary" war of the Vendee in the west of France, to the failed landings in Wales and Ireland in 1797-98.

The historical background - the infantry of the Ancien Regime up to 1789 . Organisation and uniforms - Line regiments and Light battalions - National Guard - Volunteers & irregulars - Demi-brigades . The 1791 regulations - drill and tactics, from individual soldier to battalion

ISBN: 9781841766607
ISBN-10: 1841766607
Series: Men-At-Arms, 403
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.0  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1