Napoleons Light Infantry

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Author: Philip Haythornthwaite

  • Illustrator: Bryan Fosten
  • Short code: MAA 146
  • Publication Date: 24 Nov 1983
  • ISBN: 9780850455212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48

    Although light infantry tactics formed one of the cornerstones of Napoleonic warfare, their employment was by no means restricted to Light regiments. Thus, from the early 1800s if not before, the distinction between Light and Line infantry was largely one of costume and tradition. One marked difference from the Line infantry, however, was in the superior ├ęsprit de corps of the Light regiments. Their attitude of superiority was reinforced by their different (and often more impressive) uniform, the theoretical difference in role, and supposed superior training. Philip Haythornwaite examines their uniforms in a volume including eight superb colour plates by Brian Fosten.


    Carlos Caballero Jurado was born in Ciudad Real, Spain, in 1957. He served as an NCO in the Spanish Army’s Division Brunete (1st Armoured Division) and later graduated with a BA in History from the University of Alicante. He has written and co-written numerous books and articles on military historical subjects, including four Osprey titles. Carlos is a history teacher in AlicanteKevin Lyles is a talented illustrator of 20th-century military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey over the years and has also written titles on the US Army in Vietnam, a subject in which he has a long-standing interest. He lives and works in Hertfordshire, UK.


    Organisation Light Infantry Tactics Uniforms Weapons and Equipment Regiments of Light Infantry The Plates

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