Émigré And Foreign Troops In British Service (2): 1803-15 by RENÉ CHARTRANDÉmigré And Foreign Troops In British Service (2): 1803-15 by RENÉ CHARTRAND

Émigré And Foreign Troops In British Service (2): 1803-15

byRENÉ CHARTRANDIllustratorPatrice Courcelle

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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Following his study of the astonishing range of French Royalist and foreign mercenary units employed by Britain in the period 1793-1802 of the French Revolutionary Wars (Men-at-Arms 328), the author describes - often for the first time in an English language publication - the part played by their successors during the crucial years of the Napoleonic Wars. He covers not only relatively well-recorded units, such as Roll's, Meuron's and Watteville's Swiss corps, but also the unjustly neglected Italians, Corsicans and Greeks, and such exotica as the African and Ceylon regiments. Uniform details of nearly 40 corps are based on impressive primary research, and this book and its companion volume make a genuinely new contribution to Napoleonic studies.
René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of...
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Title:Émigré And Foreign Troops In British Service (2): 1803-15Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.68 × 7.27 × 0.09 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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Brtain's Foreign Army · Regiments and Corps 1803-1815 · Select Bibliography · The Plates

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Contrary to your first impression, units such as the Calabrian Free Legion and the Royal Corsican Rangers were official parts of the British army. Following the peace of Amiens in 1802, many foreign units serving the crown were disbanded, but further hostilities meant that Émigré units would again be called on to defend and expand Britain’s empire. Charting the history of these colourful and fascinating formations, Émigré and Foreign Troops in British Service 1803–15 provides a wealth of information as well as colour and black-and-white illustrations displaying the variety and style of their uniforms.