Napoleon's Imperial Headquarters (2)
Publication Date: December 10, 2004
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Following Elite 115 – which described the composition of Napoleon's military and civil 'households', and Marshal Berthier's army general headquarters – this title offers an intimate glimpse of the Emperor's entourage in the field during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Centred on the Waterloo campaign in 1815, it draws comparisons with his earlier triumphs. From the testimony of his trusted servants, the text draws a vivid picture of his daily routines on the march. Of particular interest are new details of Napoleon's tented camp HQ from 1812; and a further selection of the striking uniforms worn by his closest attendants.
Ronald Pawly, was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1956, and still lives and works in the that city. He is a respected member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies, and an expert on 19th century military portraiture. He is the author of the monumental The Red Lancers: Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment (Crowood Press, 1998), and of a study of Napoleonic veterans’ tombs in Belgium. He has written extensively for Osprey, including Men-at-Arms 378 Napoleon’s Guards of Honour, and Elite 115, Napoleon’s Imperial Headquarters (1): Organization & Personnel.