Dutch-Belgian Troops of the Napoleonic Wars by Otto von Pivka

By Otto von Pivka

In a determined try to cease the trafficking of British items, Napoleon absorbed Holland, components of Westfalia, the Duchy of Oldenburg and the Hanseatic cities of Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck into Metropolitan France in 1810. The armies raised from those parts fought as allies of the French or as a part of France itself from 1795 to 1813. This booklet examines the heritage, uniforms, orders of conflict and hues and criteria of the troops from the Batavian Republic and its short-lived prestige because the state of Holland. The textual content is more desirable with a variety of illustrations, together with maps, charts and exact color plates.

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And the sabre strap. -One chevron in the faci ng colou r. Later in 1815 (probably after the batt! of Watt>rloo) a new model shako was issued. It had no neck shield; above the peak 'was a poi n t ·d brass plate extending to the chin-strap bos. es and bearing the battalionjrc(rirncntal number; above this was the orang a 'kade, alld the loop and button. Thefollowingsin Ic-battalionunitsw reraised in 1815: 17th and 18th DutchJagers; 19th26th Dutch olonial infantry; 27th DutehJ agel's; 28th (Regiment.

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