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Military uniforms, 1686-1918 Rene North

Military uniforms, 1686-1918

Rene North

Published 1971
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159 pages
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This splendidly illustrated guide to military uniform deals with the colourful period from the late seventeenth century to the end of the First World War. Set against a background of a century and a half of wars and campaigns, the magnificentMoreThis splendidly illustrated guide to military uniform deals with the colourful period from the late seventeenth century to the end of the First World War. Set against a background of a century and a half of wars and campaigns, the magnificent uniforms -infantry and cavalry, dragoons, lancers and zouaves- of more than thirty countries are described in detail. Included are sections on Washingtons troops, the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, the American Civil War, and the uniforms of eighteen countries which took part in the 1914-1918 conflict.-----------------------FOREWORD To attempt a condensed history of military dress in a small volume may seem reckless in the extreme, and this book cannot possibly claim to be a complete survey of the subject. However, by presenting the study under the headings of campaigns rather than countries, a new and more interesting approach is achieved. Even so, there must of necessity be some gaps. Also, many instances occur where authorities dis-agree on matters of detail, where regulation dress was never worn, or where the dress worn was never authorized. These are problems which experienced researchers will recognize and readily concede. There is also the question of campaign dress. Up to the turn of the eighteenth century one went to war in full dress- but what of the twentieth? Shall we show full dress or service dress? Both are interesting, so examples of each are given. The main concern, however, has been to include as many different nationalities as possible.CONTENTS:4 Uniform Clothing: The Early Stages6 The Great Northern War (1700-21)8 The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13)12 The War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48)14 The French and Indian War (1756-59)18 The Seven Years War (1756-63)22 The American Revolution (1775-78)29 The Brabant Rebellion (1789)30 The Napoleonic Wars (1803-12)48 The War of 1812 50 The Struggles for Latin American Independence (1810-18)52 The French Conquest of Algeria (1830-47)54 The Mexican War (1846-48)56 The 1848 Revolutions in Europe58 The Crimean War (1854-56)68 The Indian Mutiny (1858)74 The Franco-Austrian War in Italy (1858-59)78 The War of the Danish Duchies (1864)82 The American Civil War (186145)90 The Franco-German War (1870-71)98 The Spanish-American War (1898)102 The South African War (1899-1902)108 The Boxer Rebellion (1900)116 The Russo-Japanese War (1904-05)120 The Italo-Turkish War (1911-12)122 The Balkan Wars (1912-13)130 World War I (1914-18)154 Glossary156 Places to Visit157 Books to Read158 Index