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Grenadiers & Voltigeurs de la Garde Impériale de Napoléon III (Paperback)

Military > By Century > 19th Century

Imprint: Histoire et Collections
Series: Tenues du Passé
Pages: 64
Illustrations: 55 colour plates
ISBN: 9782917747049
Published: 1st January 2013



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The Imperial Guard is restored on 1 May 1854, two years after the proclamation of the Second Empire. Two Grenadier regiments of 3 battalions, each of 8 companies, are created. On 17 February 1855, a fourth battalion is added, however, companies are reduced to 6 per battalion. The Crimean expedition brings out the need to create a third regiment by Imperial decree of 20 December 1855.About the AuthorSince the seventies, André Jouineau has dedicated himself to studies in history and uniforms. Regular contributor to various magazines, he was appointed official painter of the Army in 1985 (title kept until 1994). Then, in the mid-nineties, he tackled computer illustration, which allowed "creating" a new uniformology genus.

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