By Terry Crowdy
The years instantly following the French Revolution of 1789 observed a unprecedented transformation of the French military. From a distrusted device of the feudal energy of the king and the Aristocracy, it turned the logo of liberty and citizenship. The transition used to be advanced and painful, because the remnants of the outdated specialist military have been joined through a flood of civilian volunteers and conscripts, of whom even the easiest have been wanting every thing other than republican fervour. This ebook describes the phases of the rebirth that produced a military able to beating off part the monarchies of Europe, hence laying the principles for Napoleon's designated victories ten years later.
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French Revolutionary Infantry 1789-1802 by Terry Crowdy