Автор: Ronald Pawly
Название: Napoleon's Guards of Honour
Издательство: Osprey Publishing Ltd
Серия: Men-at-Arms 378
Размер: 22.99 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
One of the least understood of Napoleon's corps were the four regiments of Gardes d'honneur, raised in 1813 during the frantic rebuilding of the French cavalry after the huge losses in Russia. Recruited from the leading social classes, uniformed and equipped at their own expense, and accompanied by servants to take care of such unpleasant chores as stable duty, these men were promised commissions as officers after a year's service in the ranks.