Osprey Men-at-Arms 60 : Scandinavian Armies in the Napoleonic Wars
The involvement of Denmark/Norway and Sweden/Finland in the Napoleonic Wars was due to the dependence of both these countries on trade and reasonable day-to-day relations with the rest of Europe. By 1807 Napoleon (well aware of the strategic importance of the Scandinavian nations) was convinced that he must incorporate both Denmark and Norway into his Continental System, either by aggressive diplomacy or by naked force. Having claimed neutrality to sustain its trading links, Scandinavia found itself pitted between two power-hungry nations: Britain and France. This book details the Scandinavian armies involved in the Napoleonic Wars, beginning with the siege of Copenhagen in 1807, to the fall of Denmark and the invasion of Norway in 1813. The text is accompanied by colour plates detailing the uniforms and equipment of the Scandinavian armies. Text by Jack Cassin-Scott with illustrations by Michael Roffe.
- Copenhagen 1807
- Russia Invades Finland
- The 1813 Campaigns
- The Plates