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Émigré and Foreign Troops in British Service (1): 1793-1802

by Rene Chartrand & Patrice Courcelle

Following the Revolution in 1789, members of the aristocracy were increasingly persecuted, and many of them fled abroad. These exiles became known collectively as 'émigrés', and despite initial confusions...


French Musketeer 1622-1775

by Rene Chartrand & Graham Turner

The works of French novelist Alexandre Dumas have been reproduced time and again on stage and screen. Based on a genuine memoir by an officer named D’Artagnan, Dumas published The Three Musketeers. The King’s...


Louisbourg 1758: Wolfe's first siege

by Rene Chartrand & Patrice Courcelle

Osprey's study of James Wolfe's siege of Louisbourg during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Louisbourg represented a major threat to Anglo-American plans to invade Canada. Bypassing it would leave an immensely...


The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763

by Rene Chartrand & Brian Delf

"New France" consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th century. At its peak in the early 18th century its territory was huge, stretching from Newfoundland...


French Fortresses in North America 1535-1763: Quebec, Montreal, Louisbourg and New Orleans

by Rene Chartrand & Donato Spedaliere

Following the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492, European colonists brought their system of fortification to the New World in an attempt to ensure their safety and consolidate their conquests. French...


Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808-14

by Rene Chartrand & Richard Hook

Constant Spanish guerrilla activity so drained the resources and diverted the attention of the French military that Wellington was able to advance against and overcome a numerically superior enemy. So many French...


American War of Independence Commanders

by Rene Chartrand & Richard Hook

The commanders who led the opposing armies of the American War of Independence (1775–1783) came from remarkably different backgrounds. They included not only men from Britain and America, but from Germany,...


Monongahela 1754#55: Washington's defeat, Braddock's disaster

by Rene Chartrand & Stephen Walsh

On 9 July 1755 amid the wilderness of North America, Britain suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in her history. General Braddock’s army, a mixture of British regulars and American militia, was shattered,...


Fuentes de O?oro 1811: Wellington's liberation of Portugal

by Rene Chartrand & Patrice Courcelle

This Osprey title examines the crucial campaign culminating in the hard-fought battle that finally drove the French from Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). In October 1810 the Allied position...


Vimeiro 1808: Wellesley's first victory in the Peninsular

by Rene Chartrand & Patrice Courcelle

Osprey's examination of the first of Sir Arthur Wellesley's string of victories in the Peninsular War (1807-1814). On 2 August 1808, a British army of 14,000 men began landing north of Lisbon under the command...


Bussaco 1810: Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals

by Rene Chartrand & Patrice Courcelle

This Osprey title details the gruelling Bussaco campaign of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), as French attempts to subdue Portugal reached their climax. By 1810, Napoleon reigned supreme over most of continental...


Talavera 1809: Wellington's lightning strike into Spain

by Rene Chartrand & Graham Turner

The battle of Talavera in 1809 was one of the major battles of the Peninsular War and Arthur Wellesley’s first victory in Spain itself, following which he was created Viscount Wellington of Talavera and Wellington....


The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

by Rene Chartrand & Bill Younghusband

Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Most know that Wellington's...


American Loyalist Troops 1775-84

by Rene Chartrand & Gerry Embleton

To celebrate the 450th title in the Men-at-Arms series, this book examines in depth the units and the uniforms of a still-controversial army: the many thousands of American colonists who chose to fight for...


The Canadian Corps in World War I

by Rene Chartrand & Gerry Embleton

In 1914 with a regular army of only 3,110 men Canada was ill-prepared to enter World War I (1914-1918). Yet, in a display of incredible unanimity thousands of young Canadians volunteered to fight for the Allied...


Oldest Allies - Alcantara 1809

by Rene Chartrand & Mark Stacey

Although somewhat overshadowed by Wellington’s main campaign in the north, the Alcantara raid was an outstanding success. The primary objective of alarming and distracting the French forces in Spain was achieved....


Forts of the War of 1812

by Rene Chartrand & Donato Spedaliere

When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, neither side was prepared for the conflict, as evidenced by their respective fortifications. The most sophisticated and modern fortifications...


Tomahawk and Musket - French and Indian Raids in the Ohio Valley 1758

by Rene Chartrand & Peter Dennis

In 1758, at the height of the French and Indian War, British Brigadier General John Forbes led his army on a methodical advance against Fort Duquesene, French headquarters in the Ohio valley. As his army closed...


The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793

by Rene Chartrand & David Rickman

A classic Men-at-Arms title detailing a major chapter in American military history. North American colonial history can broadly be divided into 'New France', 'New England' and 'New Spain. The latter covered...