Napoleon’s Polish Troops

Napoleon’s Polish Troops

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Author: Otto von Pivka
Illustrator: Michael Roffe
About this book
In 1795 the kingdom of Poland fell prey to her stronger neighbours, Russia, Prussia and Austria. Following the death of the king of Poland in 1798, his kingdom was divided among these three neighbouring powers. France became increasingly involved, and protested at Poland's treatment, offering refuge for Polish exiles. On 11 October 1796 the Polish Legion was formed in the French army by General Dombrowski and Napoleon. This book covers the uniforms, dress, organisation and equipment of the infantry, artillery, and cavalry of Napoleon's Polish Troops. Among the cavalry units covered are the Chasseurs and Lancers. This title also provides a summary of the Polish divisions' campaigns in Spain, Russia and within Poland itself.
Contents
· Introduction · The Grand Duchy of Warsaw · The Poles in Spain · In Poland, 1809 · Russia 1812 · The Last Act · Uniforms · Colour plate commentary
Paperback; June 1974; 48 pages; ISBN: 9780850451986


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