Polish Winged Hussar 1576-1775 by Richard BrzezinskiPolish Winged Hussar 1576-1775 by Richard Brzezinski

Polish Winged Hussar 1576-1775

byRichard BrzezinskiIllustratorVelimir Vuksic

Paperback | July 25, 2006

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This book examines the origins and development of the Polish 'Winged' Hussars. Using many years' painstaking research drawn from unpublished Polish sources, the author provides a rounded view of the training, tactics, appearance and experiences of these legendary and fascinating warriors. Most dramatic of all Hussar characteristics were the 'wings' worn on the back or on the saddle, although not all Hussars wore them, and their purpose has been fiercely debated. The Hussars terrified the Turks, Tatars, Muscovite boyars, Ukrainian Cossacks and Swedes, who did everything to avoid facing them directly in battle.
Richard Brzezinski is a leading expert on the military history of Central and Eastern Europe. His previous titles for Osprey include Men-at-Arms 184 and 188, 'Polish Armies 1569-1696' parts 1 and 2, and Men-at-Arms 235 and 262, 'The Army of Gustavus Adolphus' parts 1 and 2. A fluent Polish speaker, he has researched the Polish Hussars ...
Title:Polish Winged Hussar 1576-1775Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.91 × 7.24 × 0.17 inPublished:July 25, 2006Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184176650X

ISBN - 13:9781841766508

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Table of Contents

Introduction: History and Origins · Chronology · Recruitment & Organisation · Equipment · Wings · Horses & Saddlery · Campaign & Camp Life · Experience of Battle · Conclusion · Glossary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Colour plate commentary · Index

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"Osprey's military titles are very subject-specific, allowing for a depth of focus most other general-interest surveys lack. Their latest titles are top picks military reference libraries will appreciate... [In] Richard Brzezinski's Polish Winged Hussar 1576-1775...thie history and origins of their tactics receives fine insights." -Midwest Book Review