The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-Arms, Volume by Albert Seaton

By Albert Seaton

This publication recounts the improvement of a status Russian military from the top of the sixteenth century to the million robust strength that resisted Napoleon. The Russians have been seriously defeated on the conflict of Austerliz yet within the Armistice interval that the Russians regrouped and several other advancements have been made. In1812 whilst Napoleon invaded this new military was once safe on the fee of Moscow . The Russians confronted Napoleon for the final time on the conflict of Leizig the place including their allies they inflicted a critical defeat. those battles are mentioned in complete and are observed through numerous modern illustrations. 8 color plates accompany the textual content to teach the uniforms and kit utilized by the Rusian infantrymen in the course of the Napoleonic Wars.

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These lightly constructed hats soon disintegrated in service. From then on the normal headgear was the native sombrero, strongly woven wear for many worn over Mounted Squadrons, Mexico 1865-66 the interesting painting by von Prost in L d'0(2) and reproduced in this chapter; of deterioration, but the tunic is certainly the 1860 basquine with added black brandenbourgs' A midnight blue trouser sidestripe was added at the same time, but the painting does not show this clearly. The kepi band bears a crimson double Hungarian knot.

Red wool braid ranking is worn on both forearms. The 'Bedeau' type of the top centre, waist-belt. 6. made from coat-cloth, is discussed in the text. 7. Lieutenant, Algeria: From Benigni, L d'O(l). The plain midnight blue frock coat is the single-breasted capote-tunique, with pleated skirts a non-regulation but popular garment modelled on Chasseur d'Afrique styles. The gorget was soon to disappear from field uniform. Note full-cut cavalry-style trousers with false booting. The cap has simple gold pipings, without specific rank lace.

White fatigue trousers worn with the collarless 1892-99 colonial paletot jacket, decorated at neck and cuff with the Legion's dark blue braid. Two 1877/79 'coffin' pouches are worn on the belt, and a substantial black oilcloth 'de Negrier' pouch is slung on the chest; therifle is the Gras. 30. Soldat de V" classe, 2 e RE, Tonkin, 1886: From Benigni, L d'O(l) a soldier en tenue de repos, in cold weather walking-out dress based on the Marine Infantry tunic. From this year the trousers were replaced by Marine dark blue, piped red.

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