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Napoleon's Carabiniers : Men-at-Arms - Courcelle

Napoleon's Carabiniers


By: Courcelle


Published: 20th May 2012
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The 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.

Origins of the Carabinier corps and early history, 16th-18th centuries . Tactical role as .lite shock troops . Reorganisation of 1791 . Napoleon's cavalry reforms 1802 . Uniform regulations, 1802-1809/10 . Battle record: the campaigns of Austerlitz, Friedland, Eckmuehl, Essling; heavy casualties at Wagram (1809) . The new uniforms and armour . Battle record: the campaigns of Russia, Germany and France, 1812-14 . The Hundred Days' campaign, 1815 - the legend of 'the traitor of Waterloo'

ISBN: 9781841767093
ISBN-10: 1841767093
Series: Men-at-Arms
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.3  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1