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Osprey Men-at-Arms 358 : The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3)

The third and final book covering the organisation, uniforms and weapons of the Portuguese Army in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars. Based on Portuguese as well as newly discovered British documents, this study comprises the most extensive source yet published in English on the material culture of these forces between 1793 and 1815. Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces. Similarly, most uniform historians have been limited to a few half-understood paintings by Dighton, and brief notes from secondary sources. René Chartrand's recent primary research in Portuguese and British archives now offers a wealth of new material. This book covers the artillery, militia, Ordenanza, volunteers, troops in the off-shore colonies, navy, and decorations, accompanied by illustrations by Bill Younghusband.

    Contents
  • Artillery
    Origins
    Organisation and Strength
    Transformation from Garrison to Field Role
    Uniforms
    Ordinance
    Battalion of Artillerymen - Conductors
  • The Auxiliary Forces - Militia
    Oraganisation and Strength
    Uniforms
    Weapons
  • Volunteers
    Royal Militia Volunteers
    Royal Commerce Volunteers of Lisbon
    Pinto Volunteers
    Royal Commerce Volunteers of Pinto
    Coimbra University Cords
    Other Units
  • Ordenanza
    Origins
    Recruiting Organisation
    Uniforms
    Weapons
  • Overseas Territories
    Off-Shore Islands - Madeira-Azores
    Colonies
    Brazil
    Mozambique
    Angola
    India
    Macau
    Other Colonies
  • Navy
    Strength
    Uniforms
    Marines
  • Orders and Decorations
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • The Plates
  • Index


The books in this series are;
Men-at-Arms 343 : The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1)
Men-at-Arms 346 : The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)
Men-at-Arms 358 : The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3)

 

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