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Napoleon's Women Camp Followers


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INTRODUCTION Definitions, and popular status WOMEN AND THE ARMIES Military marriages Soldier-sutlers Chaos in spring 1793 Bonaparte's early campaigns: officers' indiscipline Prostitution The Civil Code, 1804 ORGANIZATION Decree of 30 April 1793 - identification, and numbers Decree of 26 July 1800 Army of Germany, 1809 Grande Armee, 1812 THE ROLE OF VIVANDIERES & CANTINIERES Goods and services Sutlers' tents Discipline Civilian canteens BLANCHISSEUSES In barracks and camp On campaign COSTUME The early 1790s From Revolution to Directory and Empire Revolutionary cockades THE REGIMENTAL CHILDREN The ancien regime Law of 26 July 1800 THE LEGEND OF MARIE TETE-DU-BOIS SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY PLATE COMMENTARIES INDEX

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Researched from genuine primary sources, this is the first book to explain and illustrate the organization, activities and personal stories of the female 'support staff' who played a major role in the day-to-day life of Napoleon's armies.

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Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspects of military history and takes great pleasure delving into forgotten historical sources and seeking information that has eluded others. The author of a number of articles and books, Terry lives in Kent, UK. He has written a variety of titles for Osprey including WAR 63 French Revolutionary Infantryman 1791-1802 and WAR 57 French Napoleonic Infantryman 1803-15. Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986, after studying under her father Richard Hook. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television and, having illustrated over 30 Osprey titles, she has established herself as one of their most popular artists. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide. Christa lives and works in East Sussex, England.

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