History

Fighting the French Revolution

Fighting the French Revolution

Author: Rob Harper

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473868984

Category: History

Page: 400

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In 1793 France was facing foreign invasion along its borders and a fierce political war was raging in Paris when a large-scale revolt, centred on the western Department of the Vendée, suddenly erupted, almost bringing the new-born French Republic to its knees. The immediate trigger for this Great War of the Vendée, barely known outside of France, was the attempted imposition of conscription but the region seethed at the erosion of its traditional values and way of life. The persecution of the Catholic Church and killing of the king symbolized to the Vendéens how dangerous the new Republic had become; in a matter of weeks tens of thousands had flocked to fight for the ‘Catholic and Royal’ cause. This is the story of the new Republic’s ferocious military campaigns against the armies of the Vendée, which fiercely defied them between March and December 1793, tying down hundreds of thousands of troops desperately needed on the frontiers. Napoleon later called it ‘The War of Giants’ and it directly led to the implementation of some of the Republic’s most extreme laws.
History

Waterloo Archive Vol II

Waterloo Archive Vol II

Author: Gareth Glover

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781848325418

Category: History

Page: 277

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German troops formed the majority of Wellington’s forces present at the Battle of Waterloo including those of Nassau, Brunswick, Hanover and the King’s German Legion, and they have left a large number of first-hand accounts of their role in the battle. The actions of the King's German Legion – an integral part of the British Army and partly officered by British soldiers – has been published in English, but to a limited degree: Herbert Siborne published letters written to his father; Ompteda and Wheatley have had their memoirs published; and History of the King’s German Legion included a small number of letters, including the oft-misquoted account of the defence of La Haye Sainte by Major Baring. This forms a tiny proportion of the German material available. Therefore it is not surprising that early British histories of the battle have largely sidelined the achievements of the German troops, and this has been regurgitated by most that have followed. This situation did not change until the 1990s when Peter Hofschroer published his two-volume version of the campaign from the German perspective, which included snippets of German documents published in English for the first time. But even this proved not totally satisfactory, as it did not provide the whole document to allow full interpretation. There is a great need to provide an English version of much of the original German source material to redress the imbalance; this volume is intended to remedy that situation by publishing sixty of these reports and letters fully translated into English for the first time, giving a clearer insight into the significant role these troops played. Gareth Glover is a historian specialising in the Waterloo campaign and the Peninsular War. He left school at eighteen to join the Royal Navy as a Seaman Officer and completed his extensive training course at Dartmouth College. He has published articles in The Waterloo Journal and the Journal of the Royal Artillery, and a novel about Waterloo, Voices of Thunder. ‘Christmas Selection 2010, Napoleon.org website’
Reference

The Era of the French Revolution

The Era of the French Revolution

Author: Ronald J. Caldwell

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.

ISBN: UVA:X001013929

Category: Reference

Page: 1299

View: 425

History

Napoleon's Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment. Volume 2

Napoleon's Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment. Volume 2

Author: Paul L. Dawson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526708984

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 586

The author of Battle for Paris 1815 examines the uniforms and equipment of the cavalry of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard. Few military formations have attracted more attention than Napoleon’s Imperial Guard, and fewer still have been so extravagantly clothed and accoutered with the finest materials and the brightest colors. On both campaign and parade, the Guard, and especially the cavalry regiments, provided a dazzling display of military grandeur. From the green and gold trappings of the Chasseurs à Cheval, to the multicolored Mamelukes, the Guard cavalry was among the most brilliantly dressed formations ever to grace the field of battle. In compiling this magnificent volume, the author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, even in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by around 100 contemporary prints, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renown military artist, Keith Rocco has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the cavalry of the Imperial Guard. It is sure to be treasured by reenactors, wargamers, and modelers, as well as historians and enthusiasts as one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
Art

Gilbert Stuart

Gilbert Stuart

Author: Carrie Rebora Barratt

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588391223

Category: Art

Page: 354

View: 605

Publisher Description
Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica

Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822000504654

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1982

View: 393

Social Science

Die Gesichtskrüge der römischen Nordwestprovinzen

Die Gesichtskrüge der römischen Nordwestprovinzen

Author: Franziska Dövener

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UVA:X006091887

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 286

An analysis of the many types of flagons decorated with human faces that were made throughout the Roman Northwest Province from the 1st century onwards. Following comparisons with examples from prehistory, especially from the Near East, Dovener examines types region by region, including northern France, the Rhein and Mosel, Britain, the Danube as well as brief assessments of similar material from Roman North Africa and the Near East. The discussion is followed by a catalogue of vessels, many of which are illustrated.
Biography

Biographie Universelle, Ancienne Et Moderne

Biographie Universelle, Ancienne Et Moderne

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CUB:U183044554546

Category: Biography

Page:

View: 185

Bibliography, National

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079755529

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: 2094

View: 947