Download Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (1) 1792-1807 by Peter Hofschröer PDF

By Peter Hofschröer

While Frederick II (later often called Frederick the nice) got here to the throne in 1740, he had 3 merits for which he owed because of his father: a latest, well-organised country; complete coffers; and a accurately informed and outfitted military. less than a pacesetter as popular as Seydlitz, the Prussian cavalry completed the closest to a nation of perfection that it was once ever going to. So nice used to be its attractiveness within the Seven Years' struggle that Napoleon made a unique element of caution his males initially of the 1806 crusade to watch out for the Prussian cavalry.

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Download The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835-36 by Philip J. Haythornthwaite PDF

By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

In 1823 Texas used to be opened to American payment; over the subsequent 12 years hundreds of thousands took good thing about the chance. in this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to strength. a bent and ruthless flesh presser, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless received a degree of well known help and set approximately destroying federalism. clash with the yank settlers ('Texians') grew to become inevitable, a clash which integrated the mythical conflict of the Alamo. Philip Haythornwaite covers the tale of the conflict of Texan Independence (1835-1936) in a quantity sponsored via a wealth of illustrations and images, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Paul Hannon

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Download Wellington's Infantry (2) (Men-at-Arms, Volume 119) by Bryan Fosten PDF

By Bryan Fosten

In 1803 Sir John Moore's coverage was once to supply quick-thinking, clever, cellular squaddies in a position to attacking on their lonesome initiative. Old-style drill manuals, which nonetheless ruled the educational of the mass of British infantry, have been put aside; and self-discipline used to be maintained, at the least to some degree, via appeals to satisfaction in self and unit instead of by way of the lash. during this better half quantity to Men-at-Arms 114 Wellington's Infantry 1, Bryan Fosten offers an attractive account of the historical past and uniforms of the sunshine infantry troops who served less than Wellington, including a number of illustrations together with 8 distinctive complete web page color plates via the writer himself.

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Download The Wars of the Roses (Men-at-Arms, Volume 145) by Terence Wise PDF

By Terence Wise

A lot delusion and delusion surrounds the occasions of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485): a bloody and lengthy dynastic fight among the homes of York and Lancaster. Terence Wise's interesting textual content lays naked the true tale, and examines the armies, liveries and badges of the clash. The author's readable account offers a entire consultant as to who fought whom, the place, while, why and for what, from the origins of the Wars to such well-known battles as Tewkesbury and Bosworth. The accompanying pictures, illustrations and color plates by means of Gerry Embleton basically element the fingers, armor and criteria of the time.

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Download Rome's Enemies (2): Gallic and British Celts (Men-at-Arms, by Peter Wilcox PDF

By Peter Wilcox

In 390 BC, a Gallic military marched on Rome. A convinced Roman military of approximately 15,000 males that was once despatched to bar the way in which, was once destroyed. 3 days after the conflict of Allia, the Gauls entered Rome, a lot of which they burned, and demanded an important bounty of gold to depart town. through the weighing strategy, Brennus, the Gallic chief, is expounded to have thrown his sword directly to the scales with the phrases 'Vae victis' - 'Woe to the defeated'. A sentiment the Gauls have been quickly to event first hand. This interesting paintings by means of Peter Wilcox explores the background, gown and kit of Rome's Celtic enemies.

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Download The Gurkha Rifles (Men-at-Arms, Volume 41) by J.B.R. Nicholson PDF

By J.B.R. Nicholson

The Gurkhas have an extended and unusual provider checklist. This ebook examines the uniforms, apparatus, background and enterprise of the Gurkha rifles. It lines the nineteenth Century origins of the now well-known Gurkha regiments and likewise covers their provider historical past in the course of the nice Mutiny of 1857 and the third Afghan warfare (1919). through the international Wars the Gurhah rifles played numerous excursions of responsibility and their regimental conflict honours indexed within the publication undergo testimony to their large carrier. a sequence of complete color illustrations accompany the text.

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Download Napoleon's Polish Troops (Men-at-Arms, Volume 45) by Otto Von Pivka PDF

By Otto Von Pivka

In 1795 the dominion of Poland fell prey to her more desirable pals, Russia, Prussia and Austria. Following the demise of the king of Poland in 1798, his state used to be divided between those 3 neighboring powers. France turned more and more concerned, and protested at Poland's remedy, delivering safe haven for Polish exiles. On October
11th, 1796, the Polish Legion used to be shaped within the French military via normal Dombrowski and Napoleon. This ebook covers the uniforms, costume, association and kit of the infantry, artillery, and cavalry of Napoleon's Polish Troops. one of the cavalry devices coated are the Chasseurs and Lancers. This identify additionally offers a precis of the Polish divisions' campaigns in Spain, Russia and inside Poland itself.

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Download The U. S. Army, 1890-1920 by Philip Katcher PDF

By Philip Katcher

Among 1890 and 1920 the united states military underwent profound alterations in association, functionality, composition and visual appeal. the military was once remodeled from a small, blue-clad strength whose fundamental weapon used to be the single-shot rifle, right into a effective host of fellows wearing dirt-coloured strive against uniforms, utilizing automated guns, tanks and plane to struggle enemies on fields the world over. This publication info the Army's advancements in the course of its involvement within the Spanish-American warfare (1898), the Boxer uprising (1898-1901), and global battle I (1914-1918). specific recognition is given to the evolution of the Army's uniforms, that are illustrated vividly in the course of the e-book.

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Download The Ottoman Army 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 269) by David Nicolle PDF

By David Nicolle

The Ottoman Turkish Empire used to be one of many top protagonists of worldwide conflict I, and the stolid braveness of the person Ottoman soldier used to be recognized by means of all. but the military during which he served is, just like the Ottoman empire itself, quite often little understood. Over the 4 years of the good struggle, the Ottoman military, army and tiny air companies fought on 5 significant fronts, in addition to seeing troops serve in lots of different struggle zones. This identify takes an in depth examine the organization, uniforms and kit of the Ottoman military in this interval, and dispels the varied myths that experience surrounded the examinations of its forces at the present. military, Air, auxiliary and allied forces also are coated.

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Download British Military Spectacle: From the Napoleonic Wars through by Scott Myerly PDF

By Scott Myerly

within the theater of warfare, how vital is dress? And in peacetime, what objective does army spectacle serve? This e-book takes us behind the curtain of the British army on the peak of its brilliance to teach us how gown and self-discipline helped to mildew the army guy and tried to seduce the hearts and minds of a country whereas helping intimidate civil rioters in peacetime.

frequently ridiculed for his or her constrictive beauty, British military uniforms of the early 19th century still performed a robust function within the troops' functionality on crusade, in conflict, and as dramatic leisure in peacetime. Plumbing a wide selection of army resources, such a lot tellingly the memoirs and letters of squaddies and civilians, Scott Hughes Myerly unearths how those ornate sartorial creations, combining symbols of harmony and thought, brilliant colour, and actual restraint, stronger the managerial results of inflexible self-discipline, drill, and torturous punishments, but additionally helped foster regimental esprit de corps.

Encouraging recruitment, imposing self-discipline in the army, and boosting morale have been crucial yet no longer the single services of martial gown. Myerly additionally explores the function of the resplendent uniform and its linked gaudy trappings and customs in the course of civil peace and disorder--whether hired as public kinfolk via wonderful loose leisure, or imitated by way of rioters and rebels opposing the established order. gown, drills, parades, inspections, pomp, and order: as this richly illustrated booklet conducts us during the info of the construction, layout, capabilities, and that means of those facets of the martial snapshot, it exposes the underpinnings of a mentality--and vision--that extends a ways past the army culture into the civic and social order that we name modernity.

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