Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1): Colours, Standards and Guidons of France and Her Allies (Paperback)

Colours, Standards and Guidons of France and Her Allies

By Terence Wise, Guido Rosignoli (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), 9780850451719, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 1990



In the summer of 1804, the eagle was chosen as the symbol of the French Army by Napoleon himself. The Emperor's sculptor, Chaudet, made the original model, and from this were cast bronze copies in the workshop of Thomire, which would be proudly borne into battle by many a French regiment. This fascinating work by Terence Wise explores in depth the flags, colours and guidons of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), concentrating on France and her allies, and covering every faction from Baden to Wurzburg. This book is a must for anyone interested in this fascinating topic.

About the Author

Terence Wise is one of Osprey's most popular authors. Terence has been a respected historical writer for more than 25 years. With numerous books and articles to his credit, he has contributed more than a dozen titles to the Men-At-Arms series, mainly on medieval subjects including studies of the military orders and the Wars of the Roses.