French Guardsman Vs Russian Jaeger: 1812-14 (BOK)

Laurence Spring

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The Russian Jaeger regiments and Napoleon's Young Guard clashed repeatedly during the campaigns of 1812-14. The Russian Jaeger were light infantry who gained enormous experience and prestige during the struggle to rid Europe of Napoleon's armies, while the Young Guard was expanded to become the main strike force of the French field armies. In appalling winter conditions in 1812, the Young Guard turned to confront their opponents, including Jaeger forces, at Krasnyi. In the face of constant bombardment, Young Guard regiments held off the Russians, covering the retreat of large parts of Napoleon's forces. They clashed again at Leipzig in 1813 and then again in the bitter cold at Craonne in 1814, where horrendous casualties finally told on the newly formed Young Guard units pitched into an attack upon Russian Jaeger regiments. Putting the reader in the shoes of the ordinary soldiers of both sides, this absorbing book traces the evolving trial of strength between Russia's Jaeger arm and France's Young Guardsmen at the height of the Napoleonic Wars.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Laurence Spring
Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781782003625
Antall sider 80 Dimensjoner 18,4cm x 24,8cm x 0,8cm
Vekt 314 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Mark Stacey Emner og form European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Land forces & warfare, Napoleonic Wars