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Napoleon's Army 1807-1814, As Depicted in the Prints of Aaron Martinet: 1807-1814, As Depicted in the Prints of Aaron Martinet Hardcover – October 1, 1997


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Arms & Armour; First Edition ~1st Printing edition (October 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854093479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854093479
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the most colorful armies in the history of warfare was the French army under Napoleon. Every regiment had its own distinctive uniform, which made it recognizable from any part of the battlefield. As the army enjoyed considerable success and subsequent popularity, French publishing houses began creating and selling prints depicting the soldiers of each unit. One such house was that of Aaron Martinet, the son of an illustrator and engraver for the royal studio under the Bourbons. Initially producing high-quality, reasonably priced prints of Paris fashions and caricatures of famous actors, in 1807 he began his Troupes Francaises series. Gathered here are 162 full-color pictures, many never seen before, with an introductory text and extensive caption by Dempsey (Napoleon's Soldiers, Sterling, 1995). As these prints were rendered from original water colors commissioned by Martinet during the period, they are an important primary source for the historian, modeler, and reenactor. Recommended for collections with this interest.?David Lee Poremba, Detroit P.L.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Little needs to be said. If this book were only a reproduction of these plates, it would be a bargain, but Dempsey's commentary provides a great deal of insight placing the plates in context and identifying anomolies and commonalities. I can only add that I have no idea how a set of contemporary plates will illustrate the professional or mercenary aspects of the army!?
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eman M. Vovsi on January 13, 2000
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This is the way how a book about the hisory of military uniform should be written! We'd got so many of fake ones - and this one is a real treasure! There is only a thing - the author states that there is no material containing Hussars regiments which has been written and put together in one volume. I would like to reffer to the great L. Fallou's work "Notre Hussards", published in 1902 in Paris that pretty much covers the subject of the hussars' development starting from the very first regiments of the XVII century.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 1999
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I found it an excellent book but it really lacks specifically an in-depth analyses of the mercenary and professional aspect of Napoleon's Army.
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