NapoleonÂ?s Swiss Troops

NapoleonÂ?s Swiss Troops

Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as mercenaries for foreign monarchies. Napoleon, therefore, was not the first to make full use of the martial qualities of the Swiss and obtained Swiss agreement to expand the recruitment of regiments for service in the French Army. Napoleon would use Swiss troops on the battlefields of Italy and Spain, and in 1812 re-organize the four original regiments into a single division… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (March 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 48 pages

Language: English


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