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Napoleon's Carabiniers


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Origins of the Carabinier corps and early history, 16th-18th centuries; tactical role as elite shock troops; reorganization of 1791; Napoleon's cavalry reforms 1802; uniform regulations, 1802-1809/10; battle record; the campaign 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 Day's campaign, 1815 - the legend of "the traitor of Waterloo".

About the Author

Ronald 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.

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