Napoleon's Mamelukes by Ronald Pawly
(Men-at-Arms)

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The most exotic of all the troops of Napoleon's Imperial Guard were undoubtedly the Mamelukes - the bodyguard of Oriental cavalry which followed him home after the Egyptian expedition of 1798-1801, and remained with his Mounted Chasseurs regiment throughout the First Empire. For the first time in English, this book tells the Mamelukes' story, from Austerlitz (1805) to Waterloo (1815). Quoting from the original nominal rolls and battle casualty returns, the author brings individual members of this extraordinary unit to life. His text is illustrated with rare early engravings and paintings, and the full-colour plates show the development of the unit's romantic Turkish uniforms.
 

About Ronald Pawly

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Ronald Pawly is a respected member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies, and an expert on 19th century military portraiture. He is the author of the monumental The Red Lancers: Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment (Crowood Press, 1998), and of a study of Napoleonic veterans' tombs in Belgium. He has previously written for Osprey Men-at-Arms 355: Wellington's Belgian Allies 1815; MAA 371: Wellington's Dutch Allies 1815; MAA 371: Napoleon's Red Lancers; MAA 378: Napoleon's Guards of Honour; and Elite 115: Napoleon's Imperial Headquarters (1): Organization & Personnel. The author lives in Belgium.
 
Published February 21, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 48 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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