Napoleon's Swiss Regiments: Origins, Organisation and Campaigns download epub
by D. Greentree
Napoleon's Swiss Troops - Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting . Napoleon's Swiss Regiments. Origins, Organisation and Campaigns. 561/3104 Partizan Press
Napoleon's Swiss Troops - Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as merce. This book reveals the proud combat history of the Swiss troops of Napoleon's army as well as the colourful uniforms they wore. Greentree, . Campbell, . Embleton, G. (Illustr. /Embleton, S. Napoleon's Swiss Troops. 561/3104 Partizan Press.
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David Greentree was born in Portsmouth in 1970. He attended Portsmouth Grammar School, where he developed an interest in military history
David Greentree was born in Portsmouth in 1970. He attended Portsmouth Grammar School, where he developed an interest in military history. He studied for a BA in History at York before taking an MA in War Studies at King's College London and qualifying as a lecturer in Further Education at Cardiff.
The Swiss regiments of the restoration disappeared in 1830, nevertheless . Main articles: Origins of the French Foreign Legion and Foreign Legion Command
The Swiss regiments of the restoration disappeared in 1830, nevertheless, the Swiss joined the French Army again from 1855 to 1859 under the successive denomination of 2nd Foreign Legion (French: La Deuxième Légion Etrangère ) and 1st Foreign Regiment (French: 1er Régiment Etranger). Foreign Legion since 1831. In 1854, Napoleon III decided to create a 2nd Legion, composed uniquely of Swiss. Main articles: Origins of the French Foreign Legion and Foreign Legion Command. Regimental Colors of the 2ème Étranger on the best-preserved Roman temple, the Maison Carrée.
This is the first full-length detailed study of the uniforms, organization, personnel and campaigns of the numerous Swiss units that served in the armies of Revolutionary, Directorate, and Imperial France from the campaigns of 1798 in Switzerland until the Hundred Days of 1815. The author covers not just the regulation uniforms but also the numerous variations recorded in contemporary documents and plates.
Napoleon's Regiments: Battle Histories of the Regiments of the French Army .
Napoleon's Regiments: Battle Histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792 -1814. London: Greenhill Books; 2000. Others are of French terminology and organizations that will require the reader to make extensive use of the glossary of abbreviations. However, they are often logical and will be easy to learn. Napoleon's Regiments is not for the casual reader or one who is looking for detailed information on uniforms and battles of the Napoleonic Era. It is the book, however, for those who have questions about where a regiment served, who its commanders were, and other hard to find information. This book is a must for the serious student of the era.
Napoleon would use Swiss troops on the battlefields of Italy and Spain, and in 1812 re-organize the four original regiments into a single division for the invasion of Russia, with each regiment having three full-strength battalions. In November of 1812, meeting up with Napoleon's main force retreating from Moscow at the Berezina River, the Swiss on the west bank guarded the approaches to the pontoon bridges from the Russian attack to the south.