Officers and Soldiers 19 Allied Swiss Troops.

Officers and Soldiers 19 Allied Swiss Troops.
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Histoire & Collections
Allied Swiss Troops in French Service 1785-1815.
Price £13.99
Format Paperback
Pages 66
Illustrations Colour Artwork
Authors Didier Davin & Andre Jouineau
Publisher Histoire & Collections
ISBN Number 9782352502357
Product Description
Allied Swiss Troops in French Service 1785-1815.An association of mountainous territories and an encave in the midst of the European Powers,Switzerland had managed to solve some of its economic problems ever since the Renaissance by setting itself up in the mercenary business.Each canton could sign a contract and recruit military units having their own officers and regulations for a neighbouring state in exchange for pay and equipment.
Thus,on the eve of the French Revolution there were Swiss units in the governmental guards and the units of the Line of France,the Italian States,Spain and the United Provinces.
Some 4000 Swiss soldiers individually went to serve the new French Republic.
This book tells the story of Swiss troops in French service from the end of the monarchy to the Battle of Waterloo.The author describes for the period,the evolution of the Uniform

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