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By René Chartrand, Francis Back

Napoleon has frequently been thought of to misconceive the military. Being an artillery officer, he used to be given to specific calculations and not fairly accredited that the wind used to be extra very important to ships than his orders. even if, due to the Emperor's pragmatic measures in the course of 1800-1801, the French military emerged from chaos for the 1st time in over a decade. The background and uniform of Napoleon's sea squaddies is right here explored by means of René Chartrand, during this worthwhile variation to Osprey's Men-at-Arms sequence, with a wealth of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Francis again.

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144, 1981) Marshal Marmonl, Duke offlagusa, ably commaded the 6th Army Corps which consisted mostly of Marine artillery troops during the t8i;| and 1814 campaigns. He first found his new naval troops somewhat unfamiliar with marches and bivouacs, but was soon impressed by their outstanding bravery. (Private collection) French, but kept its round hats. The plate shows the issue of December 1799, which was worn until repatriation to France in September 1801. (A. Rigondaud. 'E'Armee d'Egypte'. Bulletin de la Societe des collectioneurs de figurines historiques.

3). C1: Commissaire ordinaire de la Marine, 1800-04 From 1800 the administrative officers of the French navy were assigned a sky blue uniform without epaulettes. These 'paper pushers' were essential for naval inspections and supplies, and to operate the French rotational system of the sailor's service on warships. (La Sabretache No. ) Ouvriers militaire de la Marine in 1812-15 by JOB after a contemporary print. The 1808 uniform colours of dark blue faced black with red piping and brass buttons are worn, but with the 1812 coatee.

Officers wore bicorn hats and long tailed coats. A4: Fusilier, Corps royal des Canonniers-matelots, 1786-92 This man wears the redingole specified in the 1786 regulation, which was a dark blue double-breasted garment with red cuffs and piping down the front, with a collar of the divisional colour (here shown for the 5th: sky blue). B1: Gunner, Marine Artillery, 1792-94 The uniform worn by these regiments was embellished with some red trim on the waistcoat and gaiters. The 1791 crested helmet shown here was worn, probably with a red plume, as well as the bicorn hat.

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