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NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEURS A CHEVAL CAVALRY SWORD WATERLOO CA 1800 For Sale
NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEURS A CHEVAL CAVALRY SWORD WATERLOO CA 1800:
PRESERVING HISTORY,NAPOLEONIC GRAND ARMEE FRENCH CHASSEURS A CHEVAL CAVALRY SWORD WATERLOO CA 1800-1810. THIS SWORD WAS USED THROUGHOUT THE NAPOLEONIC WARS AND MOST LIKELY WATERLOO. THERE ARE SOME ENGRAVINGS ON ONE SIDE OF THE SWORD, WITH A NAME HUBERT HOLL. I COULD NOT FIND ANY INFORMATION ON HUBERT HOLL.THE GRAND ARMEE RECRUITED SOLDIERS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, HOLL WAS PROBABLY OF GERMAN OR AUSTRIAN DESCENT.La Grande Armée(French pronunciation:[ɡʀɑ̃d aʀme];FrenchforThe Great Army) was the main field army of theFrench Imperial Armycommanded by French EmperorNapoleon Bonaparteduring theNapoleonic Wars. From 1804 to 1809, it won a series of military victories that allowed theFrench Empireto exercise unprecedented control over most of Europe. Widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest fighting forces ever assembled in history, it suffered enormous losses during the disastrousinvasion of Russiain 1812, after which it never recovered its tactical superiority.
In addition to its size and multinational composition, theGrande Arméewas known for its innovative formations, tactics, logistics, and communications. Unlike most armed forces at the time, it operated on a strictly meritocratic basis; while most contingents were commanded by French generals, except for thePolishand Austrian corps, most soldiers could climb the ranks regardless of class, wealth, or national origin.
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