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Austrian Cavalry of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815

Austrian Cavalry of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815

Series : From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815

Author : Enrico Acerbi, András K. Molnár

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 256 pages 16 colour plates, 60 b/w photos & ills

Not yet published - in Autumn 2020 list

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Austria was one of the five major players of the Napoleonic Wars. In early 19th century, the Austrian army (Kaiserliche-KöniglicheHeer) was the third largest and one of the best-trained armies in the world.The individual regimentsperformed well and were considered solid. However, hampered by the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians had to face the most modern army in Europe. Despite the many defeats suffered, the Austrian soldiers performed with discipline and played a central role in the coalitions against France, from the campaigns in 1790s, to the Austerlitz campaign of 1805, the closely-balanced battles of 1809, and the final victorious campaigns of 1813-1814. Austrian cavalry, in particular, was considered one of the best in Europe by allies as well as enemies. For the first time, this topic is introduced starting from the first campaign against France. The book includesthe regimental histories of each unit after the original sources, unpublished iconography, and is completed by detailed illustrations depicting uniforms and equipment of the mounted ‘kaiserlich’ white coats. 

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248mm x 180mm
256 pages
16 colour plates, 60 b/w photos & ills
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