Napoleon's Women Camp Followers

Author:   Terry Crowdy ,  Christa Hook
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781472841957


Pages:   48
Publication Date:   18 March 2021
Format:   Paperback
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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. The cantinieres who accompanied Napoleon's armies to war have an iconic status in the history of the Grande Armee. Sutler-women and laundresses were officially sanctioned members of the regiment performing a vital support role. In a period when the supply and pay services were haphazard, their canteen wagons and tents were a vital source of sustenance and served as the social hubs of the regiment. Although officially non-combatants, many of these women followed their regiments into battle, serving brandy to soldiers in the firing line, braving enemy fire. This book is a timely piece of social history, as well as a colourful new guide for modellers and re-enactors. Through meticulous research of unprecedented depth and accuracy, Terry Crowdy dispels the inaccurate portrayals that Napoleon's Women Camp Followers have suffered over the years to offer a fascinating look at these forgotten heroines.

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Author:   Terry Crowdy ,  Christa Hook
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Weight:   0.168kg
ISBN:  

9781472841957


ISBN 10:   1472841956
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   18 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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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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