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Napoleon and his Guard, in a sumptuos and detailed work. Illustrated by
100 black and white and 74 colour photographs, and many detailed maps.The glory
of the Imperial Guard resounds above all others in the annals of war. Created,
built and nurtured as a bodyguard for Napoleon, it grew from a brigade of fewer
than two thousand men into a virtual army, and became 'a human fortress which no
one but [Napoleon] could dominate and no enemy could penetrate'. And, on such
battlefields as Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland, Wagram and Waterloo, it won the
laurels of undying fame. Written by France's foremost historian of the
Napoleonic Wars, Commandant Henry Lachouque, and translated and adapted by Anne
S K Brown, this sumptuous work is enhanced by over 180 illustrations, including
86 plates in full colour. This new printing from the second, revised edition of
Lachouque's masterwork will be especially welcomed by students of Napoleonic
history. The plates alone are uniquely valuable as a source of uniform colours
and style, and the text provides the definitive history of an elite body of men.
With its vivid narrative and lavish illustrations, The Anatomy of Glory can lay
justifiable claim to be one of the most magnificent books on military history
ever published. The critical acclaim that greeted it upon its first publication
provides ample testimony to its reputation.
  • AUTHOR: Lachouque/Brown
  • FORMAT: 566pp 74 col 100 Bw 265x185 Hb
  • Code: 23650

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