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ARTILLERY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

Kevin F. Kiley

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ISBN 10: 1853675830 / ISBN 13: 9781853675836
Editore: Greenhill Books
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(Subject: European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars) Napoleon understood the power & effectiveness of cannon, & their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses & destroy attacks. This detailed study looks at artillery use throughout the Napoleonic period & evaluates gunners' contribution to the campaigns. It examines French artillery, including that of the Imperial Guard, & compares it to that of Britain, Russia & Austria. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings & rare contemporary plates the book draws on regulations of the period, eyewitness accounts of artillerymen & official reports. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Greenhill Books) (ISBN: 9781853675836) (Pagination: 320pp, 26 ills, 32 diagrams ) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX. Codice inventario libreria 31982-01

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Titolo: ARTILLERY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

Casa editrice: Greenhill Books

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

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Napoleon was an artilleryman before he was an emperor. He understood the power and effectiveness of cannon and their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses and destroy attacks. And, in return, the guns won Napoleon battles. In this detailed study Kevin Kiley looks at artillery in use throughout the Napoleonic period. He examines Napoleon's own artillery as well as that employed by his enemies, and he evaluates the gunners' contribution to warfare in the period. By looking at particular battles in detail, Kevin Kiley shows just how the effective employment of artillery could tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars reveals much of the technical aspects of gunnery during the period v how guns were placed, their range, what calibres were preferred, how artillery operated v he also looks at many of the personalities involved and the difference between gun gunnery and mediocre artillery. He examines French artillery, including that of the Imperial Guard, and compares it to that of Britain, Russia and Austria. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings and rare contemporary plates this unique book reveals a whole new dimension to the Napoleonic period. Based on years of research into regulations of the period, eyewitness accounts of artillerymen and material culled from official reports this is a definitive account.

About the Author:

Kevin Kiley, a lifelong student of the Napoleonic period, served for many years as an artillery officer and is currently a teacher.

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