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French Foreign Legion 1831-71


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Introduction - France and Algeria in 1831/ Chronology of organization/ The first campaigns, Algeria 1832-35/ Spain, 1835-38/ Algeria, 1836-57/ The Crimean War, 1854-56/ Italy, 1859/ The Mexican Adventure, 1863-67/ The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71; the Paris Commune, 1871/ Plate commentaries - uniform history

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Written by a leading expert on the French Foreign Legion, this comprehensive study explores the uniforms and equipment used by the Legion in the first 40 years of their history. Featuring full colour artwork, this volume is an invaluable resource for modellers and wargamers of 19th century campaigns, as well as students of this famous international corps.

About the Author

Martin Windrow is series editor at Osprey and an authority on the post-war French army, particularly the Foreign Legion. He is the author of the very successful Men-at-Arms 300: French Foreign Legion since 1945, and Men-at-Arms 322: The French War Indochina War 1946-54, and the critically acclaimed The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam (2004). Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects for more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.

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