By David Hollins
Austrian troops have been recruited from territories as various as smooth Belgium, the Czech Republic, important Romania and northern Italy, besides volunteers from southern Germany and a sprinkling of Irishmen. the typical soldier can have stumbled on himself combating wherever throughout a space bounded by means of Belgrade, Kiev, Brussels and Milan in this interval, and in terrain as various because the Po valley and the Swiss mountains. Dave Hollins appears on the existence and reports of either the standard infantry and the veteran elite of the Grenadier battalions, protecting every little thing from their uncomplicated education and kit to the strategies and horror of the battlefield.
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The sabre bayonet isfrogged on the left of the waist-belt, the belt loop of the tunic buttoning between the branches of the Y-shaped frog. 25. Legionnaire, 5 e Bn, France, 1870-71: A composite, from regulations, Sabretasche, and G d'U no 43. The kepi number is in white cloth, the buttons in silver and the old-style epaulettes in green with red crescents. Sabretasche shows black gaiters. Sheepskin jerkins were much worn in that winter. The 1869 bidon is appropriate to a unit raised in France, but old rectangular one- and two-spout canteens were still much used.
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Austrian Grenadiers And Infantry 1788-1816 by David Hollins