The King’s German Legion cover


The King's German Legion was the largest and most respected of the foreign corps which fought as integrated elements of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The light and heavy cavalry, light and line infantry, and horse and foot artillery of the KGL made major contributions to Wellington's victories during the Peninsular War, and several units covered themselves with glory at Waterloo. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the KGL from its origins to its disbandment, including its uniforms, weapons, flags and standards. Meticulous illustrations offer unprecedented details of this impressive fighting force.

Table of Contents

The Origins of the Legion · The Organization of the Legion · The Battle History of the Legion · With Wellington in the Peninsula · Withdrawal: Autumn 1809 · The 1810 Campaigns · 1811: Barossa and Albuera · Massena's Withdrawal · 1812: Year of Victories · 1813: Into France · Operations in Northern Europe · The Year 1814 · The End in the Mediterranean · Quatre Bras · The Legion at Waterloo · The Fall of La Haye Sainte · The Disbanding of the Legion · The Organisation of the Legion · Weapons · Hair and Beards · Flags and Standards · The Plates

Product details

Published Jun 15 1974
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 50
ISBN 9780850451924
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 42
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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