Spanish Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): 1808-12 by Rene Chartrand, René Chartrand, Bill Younghusband

By Rene Chartrand, René Chartrand, Bill Younghusband

Spanish military of the Napoleonic Wars (2): 1808-12 ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Spanish military of the Napoleonic Wars (2): 1808-12(Men-at-arms 332)ByRene ChartrandPublisher: Os Publishing1999 |Pages forty eight | ISBN: 1855327651 | PDF | eight MBThe French 'invasion via stealth' of her uneasy best friend Spain, and the ultimate proclamation of Napoleon's brother Joseph as king, resulted in the spontaneous outbreak of a warfare of resistance in could 1808 that might rage for 6 years. regardless of Napoleon's transparent virtue, the Spanish military used to be by no means thoroughly destroyed, their obdurate resistance typified via epic sieges at Zaragoza and Gerona and national guerrilla war. the second one of 3 volumes, this e-book examines the background, uniforms and gear of the Spanish military who, with the aid of guerrillas and 'armed peasantry', stood as much as Napoleon's Grand military opposed to all odds. UploadingDepositfiles eighty five

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1 Windrow, Martin. & Embleton, Gerry, Military Dress of the Peninsular War, London, 1974 (p/bk r / p 1997) Officer, Batallon de Grenaderos de la Isla de Canaria, 1810. The Canarias Provincial Militia formed a battalion of grenadiers in 1808 which arrived in Cadiz on 29 March 1809. Deployed to help serve the city's artillery, it won distinction for its services in the forward batteries and at the battle of Chiclana in 1811. The uniform consisted of a white jacket and trousers, red collar, cuffs and piping, gold epaulettes, and a plain black round hat.

The uniform was an emerald green New Spanish Infantry regiments raised in 1808 and 1809; from left to right: Voluntarios de la Patria - green coatee with green lapels, cuffs and turnbacks, scarlet collar and cuff flaps, yellow piping, brass buttons, white waistcoat and breeches, and shako with brass plate, yellow band and cords and red plume. Leales de Fernando VII - sky blue coatee and trousers with scarlet collar, cuffs and piping, pewter buttons, and shako with brass plate, yellow band and cords and red plume.

41 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Manuscripts Many sources used for this study are from archival documents consulted at the Public Records Office (PRO), Kew, in the following classes of manuscripts: Audit Office (AO), Foreign Office (FO), Treasury (T), and War Office (WO); and at the Museo Naval, Madrid (MN), manuscript archives (Ms). Officer in undress uniform, Batallon de Grenaderos de la Isla de Canaria, 1810. Brown jacket and trousers, red collar, cuffs and piping, and plain black round hat. Watercolour by Antonio Pareira Pacheco.

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