This book brings a highly eventful period of European history to life, chronicling the battles, campaigns andskirmishes of the conflict and the political triumphs and declines of the combatant forces. The book's main focus,however, is the soldiers who fought these battles, and the uniforms that they wore. It was in this age of war that military uniforms flourished, with an astonishing array of flamboyance, style and intricate detail. Thiscomprehensive volume presents not only a unique visual directory of Napoleonic uniforms, but an enlightening and evocative portrait of the political, military and social context of the soliders who fought at the time.
An Illustrated Encyclopedia