The Austrian Army 1836-66 (2)
Publication Date: July 1, 1999
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The huge, multi-national Austro-Hungarian army was a major factor in mid-19th century European politics. Sharing borders with ramshackle Ottoman Turkey and volatile Italy, the Empire was threatened both internally – by growing nationalist esentments – and externally by the ambitions of France and Prussia. The Imperial and Royal Army was representative of the Empire, its composition and gorgeously complex uniforms echoing the historical traditions of both German-speaking Middle Europe and the East-facing Hungarian borderlands. This detailed analysis of its cavalry arm – Kurassiers, Dragoons, Chevauxlegers, Hussars and Uhlans – follows the author/artist’s similar treatment of the Austro-Hungarian infantry in Men-at-Arms 323, and includes detailed tables of regimental distinctions.
Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. An architect by profession, he started his career as a full-time illustrator several years ago, with a specialist interest in military subjects. He has already illustrated Men-at-Arms 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941–45 and Elite 60 U-Boat Crews 1914–45. Darko has also written titles for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian cavalry of the 19th century.