The Red Lancers

The Red Lancers
Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781785003363
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Based on archive research, The Red Lancers is a detailed study of the history and personnel of a single unit of Napoleon's Imperial Guard, 1810-1815 - the 2nd Light Horse or "Red Lancers". Their part in the Napoleonic Wars is covered, from the 1812 Russian Campaign, through the defensive campaigns in Germany and France in 1813-14, to the fateful 100 days of 1815 and to the final sunset at Waterloo. Illustrated with many period paintings some previously unpublished and of international importance and detailed appendices on known members of the regiment  - this is an impressive work of scholarship and is destined to become a standard reference for the collector and student of Napoleonic history.

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Born in Belgium in 1956, Ronald Pawly developed a keen interest in military history as a young child.  His first book, The Red Lancers [Crowood 1998], was published to great acclaim; he has since published numerous books and articles on military history, both in French and English.  He has collaborated on documentaries, is a regular advisor to international auction houses, and is widely regarded for his knowledge on military portraiture.  He is currently editor-in-chief of the prestigious French magazine Soldats Napoleoniens.  He lives in France.

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Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781785003363
Illustrations: 16 color & 100 b-w photos
Size: 9.21 in x 12.28 in / 233.93 mm x 311.91 mm
Edition: Second Edition