Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2)

Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2)

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This title looks at Napoleon's Middle and Young Guard infantry. The seniority of Guard infantry was only established definitely in 1812 by the Guard's chief of personnel, Courtois. The title 'Young Guard' was assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, but the term 'Middle Guard' came into use about 1811. From the beginning the newer guard regiments were committed to action first, the Old Guard, as Napoleon wrote, 'being so precious, one fears to expose them';… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Osprey Publishing (June 19, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 48 pages

File size: 8.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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