This book recounts the development of a standing Russian army from the END of the 16th century to the million strong force that resisted Napoleon. The Russians were heavily defeated at the battle of Austerliz but in the Armistice period that followed the Russians regrouped and several improvements were made. In1812 when Napoleon invaded this new army was protected at the cost of Moscow . The Russians faced Napoleon for the last time at the Battle of Leizig where together with their allies they inflicted a severe defeat. These battles are discussed in full and are accompanied by several contemporary illustrations. Eight colour plates accompany the text to show the uniforms and equipment used by the Rusian soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.
Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivalled illustrated reference on the history, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the world's military forces, past and present.About the Author:
Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Seaton (Retd.) is the author of many books on 19th century military history and he is an expert on modern Russian history. His other titles for Osprey in the Men-at-Arms series include MAA 4 The Army of the German Empire 1870–88 and MAA 16 Frederick the Great's Army.
Descrizione libro Osprey Publishing, 1973. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110882541676
Descrizione libro Osprey Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0882541676 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0582635
Descrizione libro Osprey Publishing, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0882541676