Napoleon's Red Lancers

Napoleon's Red Lancers

The legendary Dutch 'Red' Lancers Â? the 2nd Light Horse Lancers of Napoleon's Imperial Guard Â? were formed in 1810 after the emperor annexed Holland and its army to France. The former hussars of the Dutch Royal Guard got a handsome new uniform, a new weapon, and a hard-driving new colonel in Baron Edouard Colbert. His lancers distinguished themselves in Russia in 1812, at huge cost; in Germany in 1813, and in the Low Countries in 1814. When Napoleon returned… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (March 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 48 pages

Language: English


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