Napoleon Sea Soldiers by René Chartrand, Francis Back PDF

By René Chartrand, Francis Back

ISBN-10: 0850459982

ISBN-13: 9780850459982

Napoleon has usually been thought of to misconceive the military. Being an artillery officer, he was once given to express calculations and not relatively authorized that the wind used to be extra vital to ships than his orders. besides the fact that, because of the Emperor's pragmatic measures in the course of 1800-1801, the French army emerged from chaos for the 1st time in over a decade. The background and uniform of Napoleon's sea squaddies is right here explored by way of René Chartrand, during this useful version to Osprey's Men-at-Arms sequence, with a wealth of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Francis again.

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At first resented, this measure was soon lauded, brought back for good in 1825 and then imitated by other countries. In 1813 about 130,000 men served in the Imperial navy about double the number from 1806 - and the rapidly growing fleet was nearing 200 ships of the line and frigates. This considerable investment was largely destroyed just a year later. During the whole period the French navy had a more fundamental problem, its high command; as Napoleon explained in his Memorial at St. Helena: 'I especially liked sailors, I admired their courage and their patriotism - but I never found between them and myself the man who would have made them worthy .

Leconte's Memoires pittoresques .

These 'paper pushers' were essential for naval inspections and supplies, and to operate the French rotational system of the sailor's service on warships. (La Sabretache No. ) Ouvriers militaire de la Marine in 1812-15 by JOB after a contemporary print. The 1808 uniform colours of dark blue faced black with red piping and brass buttons are worn, but with the 1812 coatee. The enlisted man has red epaulettes while the officer has them in gold as well as a gilded gorget and a gold lace band on his shako.

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