LAPRAY Olivier, French Carabiniers 1700-1870
From the publisher:
"This book traces the glorious history of the elite French cavalry. Through 61 plates of highly detailed uniform illustrations, André Jouineau guides the reader from the first company of carabiniers established within in each regiment—those superior marksmen equipped with a rifle, the gauge of precision par excellence—sought after by Louis XIV in 1690, to the fiery carabiniers of Napoleon III's Imperial Guard who disappeared in defeat in 1870. The authors' primary emphasis, however, is given to the First Empire."
Place and publisher: Casemate Publishing UK
Date of publication: 2013
Number of pages: 80
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From the publishers:
"...The French Piedmontese campaign in 1859 was carefully coordinated by the two powers. It required meticulous political and military planning to succesfully wage war and oust the Habsburgs from the Italian peninsula. This war is often overlooked in military histories outside of Italy, and overshadowed by the American Civil War and the Wars of German Unification. Nevertheless, the Second War of Italian Independence witnessed the first strategic and operational use of railroads, steamships, rifled muskets and artillery. Furthermore, the battles fought in 1859 involved the largest armies since the Napoleonic Wars..." In Italian and English.
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Place and publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico
Date of publication: 2014
Number of pages: 380
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