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FRENCH CARABINIERS 1679-1871

FRENCH CARABINIERS 1679-1871

André JOUINEAU, Olivier LAPRAY
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In 1676, Louis XIV had some of his bodyguards equipped with rifled carbines, first four, then fifteen and soon seventeen men per brigade, and these troopers quite naturally took the name of "carabiniers". This is the way their adventure begins which will come to an end with the disaster of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. Two centuries of history in the service of the King the Republic and the Empire for these troopers, supreme symbols of the elite of the French cavalry, that they are put on by the three-cornered hat, the bearskin or the helmet...
ISBN : 978-2-35250-274-6

Ref : HIS0502






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