Napoleon’s 9th Light Infantry Regiment

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The meticulously researched story of one of the greatest regiments in Napoleonic history, the French 9th Light Infantry.

An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning, turning the field at Marengo and breaking the Austrians. They then spent over a decade fighting their way across the continent, following Napoleon to the bitter end.

Bringing their Eagle out of hiding when Napoleon returned from exile in 1815 they almost saved the day again, at Waterloo, spearheading a charge to rejoin Napoleon. But unlike at Marengo, they failed. Napoleon dubbed them 'Incomparable', and their story is extraordinary even by the standards of the dramatic and turbulent years in which they lived.

Table of Contents

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Prologue: Autumn 1799

1 Esprit De Corps
2 The Army Of The Reserve
3 The Road To Piacenza
4 Marengo
5 An Incomparable Reputatio
6 Invasion Force
7 War On The Danube
8 The Ninth's Campaign In Prussia
9 The Broken Eagle
10 To The Rescue At Friedland
11 Disaster At Bailen
12 The Hill At Talavera
13 The Blockade Of Cadiz
14 Badajoz
15 Collapse
16 Where Is Grouchy?

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Product details

Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 416
ISBN 9781782001843
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 15 b/w; 15 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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