Napoleon's Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms, Volume 199) by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Even though much less celebrated than the infantry and cavalry, Napoleon's 'specialist' troops – artillery, engineers and assisting companies – have been integral components with out which no military can have operated, and often assumed better value than the road regiments. certainly, having suffered least from the emigration of Royalist officials, the artillery was once the easiest component of the early Republican armies, the nucleus of the previous Royal artillery serving with contrast within the early campaigns resembling Valmy. The corporation and uniform of Napoleon's professional troops are right here tested by means of Philip Haythornwaite in a attractive quantity complemented by way of a wealth of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Bryan Fosten.

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HUNGARY HUNGARY lnfontrymon Rifle Brigode 2nd Hungorion Army Russio 1942 Geen here in November 1942, this Jsoldier of the 2nd Hungarian Army presents a defiant picture in his role as company bugler. The uniform is the Hungarian Army pattern introduced in 1922, though the helmet is recognizably of German origin; Hungarian forces wore both the l9l5- and 1935-pattern of German helmet. Other headgear included a side cap and a peaked field cap. The tunic was a single-breasted khaki affair with two breast- and two side pockets and a stand-and-fall collar, while the unusual pantaloons featured buttons to create a tight fit around the calf and an integral anklet to fit over the tops of the boots.

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119 I I GREECE GREECE Lieutenont Artillery Regiment Greek Army Greece 1940 f, sa mounted officer. this f'lllieutenant wears loose artillery riding breeches and leather riding boots, these being worn with a three-quarter length tunic fastened at the waist with a Sam Browne belt. The uniform is matched by a khaki kepi hat, this being adorned with a silver crovr'n and also the blue-and-white Greek cockade. Black stripes delineate the rank, as do the stars on the shoulderstraps (the collar patches indicate the arm-of-service), though the plircing of rank on the kepi exists only on prewar versions.

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