Item description for The Uniforms of the French Army 1660 to 1845 by Paul Willing...
A fantastic, oversized book presenting more than 360 uniforms of French armies between 1660 and 1845. The period covers some of the most turbulent years in French history, from the zenith of the power of the French Monarchy to the Revolution, the risre and fall of Napoleon and the restoration.
This book is an excellent resource ot any one interested in the delvelopment of French uniforms in the period
Each plate is presented in landscape format and measures 9" x 12". Below each plate is a full description in both English and French. Originally published in 2000, this book is now available in the US for the first time
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 14.4" Width: 10.64" Height: 0.72" Weight: 3.19 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2001
Publisher Editions Charles He'rissey
ISBN 2914417004 ISBN13 9782914417006
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One of the Best source of information on the uniforms. Oct 24, 2001
Calvary, Artillery, Infantry, Special Units like the Army of Africa, Lancers, General Staff this only some of the Uniforms you would see in this great work from the French artist Charles Vernier. Each plate have a comentary by Paul Willing(Conservateur of the French Army Museun)which gave us a little introduction about the Units. In every Plate you see the evolution of the Uniforms like the Famous Hussards that their custome of the time of King XIV have a lot of changes between the First Empire and the Restauration.
The good thing about this book is that there is not other title that have all the Units uniforms together(specialy in Color) with their anciet regiment to their Restauration uniforms and not like other Uniforms Plates this set is complete,fully illustrated throughout. Not only The Napoleonic epic is portray in this great book, Fontenoy, the heroes of Valmy, The army of Africa and the Restauration all this uniforms in 60 beatiful plates from C. Vernier 1831-1887.
The price of this book is high but it worths the money for any Historian, Enthusiast or Fan of the French Army History which influnce all Europe from the XVII to the XIX century, at last We have a great reference resource for military history, lets hope that in the future we can see more books on this matter.