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Military Uniforms of the 19th Century : An Expert Guide to the American Civil War, the Boer War, the Wars of German and Italian Unification and the Colonial Wars,9780754819011

Military Uniforms of the 19th Century : An Expert Guide to the American Civil War, the Boer War, the Wars of German and Italian Unification and the Colonial Wars

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9780754819011

ISBN10:
0754819019
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/16/2010
Publisher(s):
Natl Book Network
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The uniforms of the nineteenth century are some of the most colourful and varied in history. In this book there are artworks of Austrian hussars, Prussian dragoons, French chasseurs, American continentals and British grenadiers, but also grim Boer farmers, ferocious Zulu, Apache and Sioux warriors, Boxers from the Chinese rebellion, and Sepoys from the Great Indian mutiny. As well as illustrations of the uniforms, equipment and kit, the expert text examines the organization, tactics and experience of the armies, where a century of war saw the beginning of a new era. This volume presents not only a visual directory of uniforms, but a portrait of the political, military and social contexts of the soldiers of the time.


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