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Black: Waterloo. The Battle That Brought Down Napoleon. Pb

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  • Waterloo. The Battle That Brought Down Napoleon
  • Jeremy Black 2011
  • Paperback, 256 pages, 198 x 129 mm
  • A masterly and concise reinterpretation of one of the seminal events in modern history, by one of the world's foremost military historians.
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Campaign 015 Waterloo 1815. The Birth of Modern Europe.

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  • Waterloo 1815. The Birth of Modern Europe. Campaign 015
  • by Geoffrey Wootten
  • 96 pages, illustrated. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action.

Campaign 020 Chandler: Jena 1806. Napoleon Destroys Prussia. 9781855322851

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  • Jena 1806. Napoleon Destroys Prussia.
  • David G Chandler
  • 96 pages. On 14 October the double battle was fought: Napoleon with 96,000 men and 120 guns engaged and heavily defeated Prince Hohenlohe and General Ruchel. The decisive engagement was fought further north where Marshal Davout with 27,000 men and 40 guns routed the main Prussian army under Frederick William IV and the Duke of Brunswick.

Campaign 021 Elliot-Wright: Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870. End of the Second Empire. 9781855322868

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  • Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870. End of the Second Empire
  • Elliot-Wright. 96 pages. Attacked by superior Prussian forces, Marshal Bazaine's French Army of the Rhine army inflicted heavy casualties on the advancing Prussian's before finally being forced to retreat into the fortress city of Metz. Unable to break out Bazaine's army grimly held on to the end of the war. French failure at Gravelotte-St-Privat led directly to their final defeat at Sedan, the collapse of Napoleon III's regime and the proclamation of the German Empire

Campaign 025 Hofschröer: Leipzig 1813. The Battle of the Nations. 9781855323544

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  • Leipzig 1813. The Battle of the Nations
  • by Peter Hofschröer
  • 96 pages. A wealth of background information is chronicled, including the strategies of both sides and detailed information on each of the combatant forces. The numerous battles leading up to Leipzig are also discussed, providing a fascinating and illuminating overview of the whole campaign.

Campaign 033 Castle: Aspern & Wagram 1809. Mighty Clash of Empires 9781855323667

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  • Aspern & Wagram 1809. Mighty Clash of Empires
  • by Ian Castle
  • The 1809 campaign on the Danube was to break the spell of Napoleon's invincibility. Indeed Wagram was Napoleon's revenge for his first personal defeat on the battlefield Essling. In gaining this revenge the French commander was not wholly successful. Although the French won the battle as the Austrians eventually quit the field, the victory was an extremely hollow one

Campaign 048 Fletcher: Salamanca 1812. Wellington Crushes Marmont. 9781855326040

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  • Salamanca 1812. Wellington Crushes Marmont
  • Author: Ian Fletcher. Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Salamanca was the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War. Ian Fletcher examines this important battle in detail and also discusses the campaign which led up to it. 

Campaign 065 Badajoz 1812. Wellington's bloodiest siege. Pb

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  • Badajoz 1812. Wellington's bloodiest siege
  • Author: Ian Fletcher Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Paperback; November 1999; 98 pages
  • The storming of Badajoz was an epic action which involved Wellington’s infantry in some of the most savage hand-to hand fighting of the whole Peninsular War.
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Campaign 083 Haythornthwaite: Corunna 1809. Sir John Moore's Fighting Retreat. 9781855329683

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  • Corunna 1809. Sir John Moore's Fighting Retreat. Campaign 083
  • Haythornthwaite
  • 2001. Late in 1808 Sir John Moore found himself virtually alone with his small British army deep inside Spain. The armies of his Spanish allies had been overwhelmed and he faced a victorious French force under the Emperor Napoleon. He had little option but to order a retreat to the port of Corunna. This became the most arduous of trials with armies traversing mountainous terrain over appalling roads in the depths of winter.
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Campaign 087 Hofschröer: Lutzen & Bauten 1813. The Turning Point.

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  • Lutzen & Bauten 1813. The Turning Point
  • Following the disastrous Russian campaign of 1812, Napoleon found himself facing a new coalition of his old enemies. With incredible speed he raised an army of 200,000 men and marched to join the remnants of the old Grande Armee in Germany. However, he no longer faced the brittle enemies of 1805 and 1806 and at Lützen on 2 May the inexperience of his new army began to show.

Campaign 090 Chartrand: Vimeiro 1808. Wellesley's first victory in the Peninsular. 9781841763095

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  • Vimeiro 1808. Wellesley's first victory in the Peninsular.
  • On 2 August 1808 a British army of 14,000 men began landing north of Lisbon under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington. René Chartrand examines the first of Wellesley's string of victories in the Peninsular War.

Campaign 097 Bussaco 1810: Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals. pb

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  • Bussaco 1810: Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals. Campaign 97
  • Author: René Chartrand. Illustrator: Patrice Courcelle
  • Napoleon ordered Marshal Masséna to crush this resistance with the Army of Portugal. Greatly strengthened, Masséna's army would drive the Portuguese and British into the sea. Facing the French were 60,000 British and Portuguese troops. No-one knew how the Portuguese would perform in battle, but on 27 September 1810, they received their baptism of fire

Campaign 099 Chartrand: Fuentes de Onoro 1811. Wellington's liberation of Portugal. 9781841763118

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  • Fuentes de Onoro 1811. Wellington's liberation of Portugal
  • Author: René Chartrand. Illustrator: Patrice Courcelle
  • Despite defeating Marshal Masséna's French army at Bussaco, Wellington had been forced to retreat to within a few miles of Lisbon. Here the French encountered a massive line of fortifications stretching from the River Tagus to the sea. Built amid great secrecy and on Wellington's specific orders, these Lines of Torres Vedras were the French high-water mark. In February, with his army on the point of starvation, Masséna was forced to retreat and the scene was set for the climactic action of Fuentes de Oñoro.

Campaign 101 Castle: Austerlitz 1805: The fate of empires. 9781841761367

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  • Austerlitz 1805: The fate of empires
  • Author: Ian Castle. Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • This all-new volume chronicles the events that climaxed on the field of Austerlitz in one of the most famous battles of history. Not only was it the first campaign Napoleon waged as Emperor of France, but also the first great test for his Grande Armée. The Emperor himself regarded it as his greatest victory and it undoubtedly won him a mastery of Europe that would remain unbroken for almost a decade.

Campaign 124 Konstam: Fair Oaks 1862: McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign. 9781841766805

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  • Fair Oaks 1862: McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign
  • Author: Angus Konstam. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • In the spring of 1862, having rebuilt his forces, the "Little Napoleon" devised a plan to end the war in a single campaign. Transporting his army by sea to the Virginia Peninsula, he would outflank Confederate forces and march unopposed on Richmond, the Southern capital. Excessive caution squandered the opportunity, however, and on 31 May the Confederates struck at McClellan’s divided forces at Fair Oaks.

Campaign 153 Forczyk: Toulon 1793. Napoleon’s first great victory. 9781841769196

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  • Toulon 1793. Napoleon’s first great victory.
  • Author: Robert A. Forczyk. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • 2005. This title describes the Republican victory at Toulon that not only saved the Revolution but also saw the young Napoleon Bonaparte begin his meteoric rise to power.

Campaign 157 Fremont-Barnes: Trafalgar 1805: Nelson’s Crowning Victory. Paperback. 9781841768922

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  • Trafalgar 1805: Nelson’s Crowning Victory
  • Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes. Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • 2005. Nelson’s brilliant tactics, inspiring leadership and the superior training and morale of his crews left his opponents shattered in a savage encounter that not only marked the last great battle fought in the age of sail, but ushered in a century of British naval mastery.

Campaign 166: Millar: Assaye 1803. Wellington's first and ‘bloodiest’ victory. 9781846030017

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  • Assaye 1803. Wellington's first and ‘bloodiest’ victory
  • Author: Simon Millar. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2006. The battle witnessed costly infantry and cavalry assaults, but was won by the steadiness of Wellesley's troops and his inspiring leadership.

Campaign 230 Nile 1798. Nelson's first great victory. Pb

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  • Nile 1798. Nelson's first great victory. Campaign 230.
  • Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Paperback; March 2011; 96 pages
  • On the night of 1 August 1798 a British fleet under the command of Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson met a French fleet under the command of Admiral François-Paul Brueys D’Aigalliers. By morning the British had won a near-complete victory: only two of the 13 French ships-of-the-line escaped and the rest were either captured or destroyed. It was the first major independent victory of Nelson’s career but more importantly it crippled the French effort in Africa by denying them access to the suplies and support from the sea. This book uses the latest research, new maps and specially commissioned artwork to tell the story of one of the great sea battles of the Napoleonic era.
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Campaign 246 Borodino 1812. Napoleon’s great gamble. Pb

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  • Borodino 1812. Napoleon’s great gamble. Campaign 246
  • Author: Philip Haythornthwaite; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; September 2012; 96 pages
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Campaign 253 Talavera 1809. Wellington’s lightning strike into Spain. Paperback

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  • Talavera 1809. Wellington’s lightning strike into Spain. Campaign 253
  • Author: René Chartrand; Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Paperback; March 2013; 96 pages
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Campaign 266 Bayonne and Toulouse 1813-14. Wellington invades France. Pb

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  • Bayonne and Toulouse 1813-14. Wellington invades France. Campaign 266
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Campaign 277 Waterloo 1815 (2)

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  • Waterloo 1815 (2). Campaign 277
  • Number of Pages: 96. Pb
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Campaign 280. Waterloo 1815 (3). Mont St Jean and Wavre. pb

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  • Waterloo 1815 (3). Mont St Jean and Wavre. Campaign 280.
  • Author: John Franklin; Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Waterloo is one of the defining campaigns of European history. The name conjures up images of the terrible scale and grandeur of the Napoleonic Wars and the incredible combined effort that finally ended Napoleon's aspirations of power in Europe. Drawn from unpublished first-hand accounts, and using detailed illustrations, this comprehensive volume is the ideal resource for studying the intense fighting at the battles of Waterloo and Wavre, the final, decisive engagements of the Waterloo campaign. Those two battles are at the heart of this study, which explores the action at Mont St Jean where Wellington managed to hold the French at bay until the arrival of the Prussians under Blücher saw the Allies secure a hard-fought victory at the dramatic climax of the ‘Hundred days'.
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Combat 04 French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger 1812-14. Pb

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  • French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger. Combat 4
  • Author: Laurence Spring; Illustrator: Mark Stacey
  • Paperback; November 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 09: Fremont-Barnes: Victory vs Redoutable. Ships of the line at Trafalgar 1805. Duel 09. Paperback

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  • Victory vs Redoutable. Ships of the line at Trafalgar 1805
  • Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes. Illustrator: Ian Palmer, Giuseppe Rava
  • May/June 2008; 80 pages. Understand how the guns were operated, learn about the training of crews and study the design and development of the incredible ships which dominated naval warfare of the period, as Gregory Fremont-Barnes reveals the revolutionary tactics used by Nelson to secure a victory that saved Britain from the threat of invasion and ensured British naval dominance for over a century

Elite 083 Haythornthwaite: Napoleon's Commanders (2) c1809 - 15

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  • Napoleon's Commanders (2) c. 1809 - 15. Elite 83
  • Philip Haythornthwaite
  • This second in a pair of Elite titles describes in concise but colourful detail the careers and personalities of more than two dozen of Napoleon's leading subordinate commanders in the armies of the later Empire, from c1809 to the Hundred Days campaign of 1815. Their individual appearance, and the typical uniforms of a variety of staff officers, are reconstructed in 12 dazzling colour plates.

Elite 108 Chartrand: Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808 - 14

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  • Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808–14. (Elite 108)
  • Author: René Chartrand. Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • 64 pages, many illustrations. 2004. This book brings to life, for the first time, the formation, tactics and experiences of the Spanish guerrilla forces that fought Napoleon’s army. Using much previously unpublished material, it offers a vivid description of the guerrilla and his lifestyle

Elite 115 Pawley: Napoleon’s Imperial Headquarters (1) Organization and Personnel

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  • Napoleon’s Imperial Headquarters (1) Organization and Personnel. Elite 115
  • Author: Ronald Pawly. Illustrations: Patrice Courcelle
  • 64 pages, many illustrations. 2004. This fascinating study details the entourage which enabled Napoleon to move hundreds of thousands of troops right across Europe

Elite 116 Pawly: Napoleon’s Imperial Headquarters (2). On campaign

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  • Napoleon’s Imperial Headquarters (2). On campaign. Elite 116
  • Ronald Pawly
  • Following Elite 115 this title offers an intimate glimpse of the Emperor's entourage in the field. Centred on the Waterloo campaign in 1815, it draws comparisons with his earlier triumphs. From the testimony of his trusted servants, the text draws a vivid picture of his daily routines on the march. Of particular interest are new details of Napoleon's tented camp HQ from 1812

Elite 159 French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815.

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  • French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815, Elite 159
    Author: Paddy Griffith. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2007; 64 pages. A leading authority on the history of tactics draws here on original drill manuals and later writings to explain how the French infantry of 1792-1815 were organized for fire and movement on the battlefield.

Elite 164 British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815.

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  • British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815. Elite 164
  • Author: Philip Haythornthwaite. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • 2008; 64 pages

Elite 182 Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815 Pb 9781846035098

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  • Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815. Elite 182
  • Author: Peter Hofschröer Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; October 2011; 64 pages
  • Following on from the success of Osprey’s other Elite Tactics volumes, this is a must-have for serious students of Napoleonic warfare, armchair generals, and wargamers alike.
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Elite 212. US Army Rangers 1989–2015. Panama to Afghanistan. pb

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  • US Army Rangers 1989–2015. Panama to Afghanistan. Elite 212.
  • Author: Leigh Neville; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb., 64 pages. Written by an expert on modern Special Forces units and the operations they undertake, this book explains the evolution of the Rangers' missions in Panama, the first Gulf War, Somalia and the post 9/11 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It reveals the training and organizational changes that the unit has undergone and investigates in particular how their doctrine and tactics have changed during the 14-year war in Afghanistan. At the beginning of the war the Rangers were an elite light infantry unit of picked men tasked with short duration recon raids and securing ground behind enemy lines in support of Special Forces; they have since evolved into a special-mission unit themselves - on the cusp of being assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command.
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Esdaile: The Peninsular War. A New History. Pb

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  • The Peninsular War. A New History.
  • Charled J. Esdaile
  • Paperback, 624 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), 198 x 129 mm
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Fortress 07 Fletcher: The Lines of Torres Vedras 1809-11

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  • Lines of Torres Vedras 1809-11. Fortress 07
  • Author: Ian Fletcher; Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Paperback; June 2003; 64 pages

Fortress 12 Fletcher: Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808 - 14

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  • Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808–14.
  • Ian by Fletcher
  • It documents both the sieges and the storming of the fortresses, as well as the general role of the fortresses in Spain and the impact they had on the thinking of the commanders and strategies of the armies involved

Fremont-Barnes: Battle Story: Waterloo 1815. Hardback

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  • Battle Story: Waterloo 1815.
  • Gregory Fremont-Barnes 2012
  • Hardback, 160 pages, Illustrations, maps, 198 x 124 mm
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Goulding: Rice, Noodle, Fish : Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture. hb

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  • Rice, Noodle, Fish : Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture.
  • By Goulding, Matt
  • Hardback, 356 pages, Coloured graphics throughout, 198 x 165 mm.
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Knight: Britain Against Napoleon: The Organisation of Victory, 1793-1815. Paperback

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  • Britain Against Napoleon. The Organisation of Victory, 1793-1815.
  • Roger Knight 2014
  • Paperback, 720 pages, 24 pp colour inset, 198 x 129 mm
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Leggiere: The Fall of Napoleon: The Allied Invasion of France, 1813-1814. Pb

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  • Fall of Napoleon: The Allied Invasion of France, 1813-1814.
  • Michael V. Leggiere
    Pb, xvii, 686 pages. 2014. Crushing defeats in Russia (1812) and Germany (1813) caused the collapse of Napoleon's empire and brought his enemies to the Rhine River at the close of 1813. With a depleted and exhausted army, Napoleon attempted to direct the defense of his frontier from the Alps to the North Sea from Paris while he mobilized France.
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Makesy: British Victory in Egypt: The End of Napoleon's Conquest. Pb

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  • British Victory in Egypt: The End of Napoleon's Conquest
  • Piers Mackesy 2010
  • Paperback, 304 pages, Illustrations maps. 196 x 130 mm
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McNab: Armies of the Napoleonic Wars. An illustrated history. Paperback. 9781849086486

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  • Armies of the Napoleonic Wars. An illustrated history.
  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Paperback; August 2011; 432 pages
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Men-at-Arms 035 Wellington’s Peninsular Army. Pb

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  • Wellington’s Peninsular Army
  • Author: James Lawford, Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Paperback; June 1973; 48 pages
  • Even Wellington himself described his army as 'able to go anywhere or do anything'.
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Men-at-Arms 042 Pivka: The King's German Legion. 9780850451924

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  • King's German Legion
  • Text by Otto von Pivka, Plates by Michael Roffe
  • The King’s German Legion was born in sorrow, their tragedy being the occupation of their homeland, the electorate of Hanover, by a 13,000-strong French force under General Mortier in 1803. This book examines how the Hanoverians exacted their revenge.
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Men-at-Arms 043 Napoleon's German Allies 2: Nassau & Oldenburg. pb

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  • Napoleon's German Allies 2: Nassau & Oldenburg
  • Author: Otto von Pivka. Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Pb. 48 pages. In 1808, Napoleon persuaded Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig of Oldenburg to join the Confederation of the Rhine by the Treaty of Erfurt - the military contingent to be maintained by the duchy was set at an infantry battalion of 800 men in six companies.

Men-at-Arms 047 Wilkinson-Latham: The South Wales Borderers. 9780850452099

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  • South Wales Borderers
  • Author: Christopher Wilkinson-Latham. Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Dering’s Regiment, Malborough’s Wars, 18th Century Campaigns, America 1776-1777, The Napoleonic Wars, India, The Zulu War, A New Title, The World Wars, Between the Wars, An End and a Beginning, The Plates

Men-at-Arms 049 The Coldstream Guards. pb

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  • Coldstream Guards. Men-at-Arms 49
  • Author: Charles Grant. Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Pb. 50 pages. In the years following the English Civil War, the troops saw action in the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimea, Egypt, Sudan and South Africa, and World Wars I and II. This book outlines the history of the Coldstream Guards from its inception to the end of World War II, detailing the uniforms and equipment of this prestigious unit.
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Men-at-Arms 052 Wilkinson-Latham: The Royal Green Jackets, 9780850452495

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  • Royal Green Jackets
  • Author: Christopher Wilkinson-Latham. Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • This book examines the history of the component regiments of the Royal Green Jackets and describes the action of individual regiments in the Napoleonic Wars, Boer War, and World Wars. Numerous illustrations and photographs depict the Green Jackets' uniforms in vivid detail.

Men-at-Arms 055 Bukhari: Napoleon's Dragoons and Lancers. 9780850450880

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  • Napoleon's Dragoons and Lancers. Men-at-Arms 55
  • Author: Emir Bukhari. Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Originally mounted for the sake of mobility but generally fighting on foot, they evolved into an army equally at home sabring at the charge as firing dismounted. The Men, Dragoon Uniform, Lancer Uniform, Horse Furniture, Organization, The Foot Dragoons, War Service of Individual Regiments