French Cuirassiers 1801-1815

French Cuirassiers 1801-1815

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This is the fourteenth work in the Officers and Soldiers collection and is given over to the French Cuirassiers from the Consulate to the Second Restoration.

Dating back to the Heavy Cavalry of the Ancien Regime, the first Cuirassier regiments were really created in France in 1801 during the Consulate. This new type of cavalry turned out to be one of the essential arms of Napoleon's tactics.

Twelve then soon after fourteen, regiments were therefore created to constitute the shock troops of the Napoleonic Wars, together with the two regiments of Carabiners already formed. They took part for more than ten years in all Napoleon's campaigns from Austerlitz on 2 December 1805 to Waterloo on 18 June 1815 and from the valleys of Spain to the distant Russian steppes.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 200 x 240 x 9.65mm | 358.34g
  • Paris, France
  • English
  • illustrated throughout
  • 2352501261
  • 9782352501268
  • 546,877

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