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Paul L. Dawson 3 book series

NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - THE INFANTRY


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Few military formations share fame and glory on the scale of Napoleon's Imperial Guard.In keeping with its time, the infantry of the Imperial Guard was uniformed and accoutred with the best materials and the most imposing uniform ensembles . . . most familiar to us in the tall bearskins of the Grenadiers, Chausseurs and artillery regiments.
On campaign and on parade, the infantry of the Imperial Guard dazzled with its precision, discipline, and brilliant appearance.
In compiling this magnificent volume and its companion books, "NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - THE CAVALRY" and "NAPOLEON'S WATERLOO ARMY UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT", the author has collected copies of almost all of the surviving documents relating to the Guard, including a vast amount of material overing the design, manufacture, acquisition, storage and issuing of dress items, even down to company level.
This font of information is supported by a profusion of illustrations and photographs, many of which are herein published for the first time, including images of original items held in museums and private collections from around the globe.
military artist, Keith Rocco has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this 3-volume collection.
This magnificent book takes its place as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the foot regiments of the 1st Napoleonic Empire's Imperial Guard, and will be eagerly sought by reenactors, wargamers and modellers, and will find place on the book shelves of historians, researchers, Napoleonic reenactors, collectors and enthusiasts as one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
AUTHOR: Paul L. Dawson BSc Hons MA, MIFA, FINS, is a historian, field archaeologist, prolific author and expert on the French Army of the Napoleonic Wars.
Mr. Daeson is also an historical tailor producing museum-quality replica clothing, the study of which has given him a unique, hands-on, understanding of the Napoleonic era.
Hardcover10" x 7.5"475 pagesEnglish language
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