Napoleon’s Polish Troops (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

Napoleon’s Polish Troops (Men-at-Arms) By Otto von Pivka, Michael Roffe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Otto von Pivka, Michael Roffe (Illustrator)
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This is book number 45 in the Men-at-Arms series.


In 1795 the kingdom of Poland fell prey to her stronger neighbors, Russia, Prussia and Austria. Following the death of the king of Poland in 1798, his kingdom was divided among these three neighboring powers. France became increasingly involved, and protested at Poland's treatment, offering refuge for Polish exiles. On October
11th, 1796, the Polish Legion was formed in the French army by General Dombrowski and Napoleon. This book covers the uniforms, dress, organization and equipment of the infantry, artillery, and cavalry of Napoleon's Polish Troops. Among the cavalry units covered are the Chasseurs and Lancers. This title also provides a summary of the Polish divisions' campaigns in Spain, Russia and within Poland itself.

About the Author

Otto von Pivka (the nom de plume of Digby Smith) wrote his first title for Osprey Publishing in 1972. A former major in the British army he is a prolific author, who has contributed many titles to the Men-at-Arms series on the armies and forces of the Napoleonic Wars.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780850451986
ISBN-10: 0850451981
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: May 10th, 2011
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms