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By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

The main implacable of Napoleon's continental enemies, on the outbreak of battle Austria maintained an enormous military, yet one rooted firmly within the 18th century. Hampered via the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians needed to struggle the main glossy military in Europe. regardless of this the regulars, who have been drawn from many territories below Austrian sway, played with nice self-discipline, answer and stoicism. This name examines intimately the business enterprise, uniforms, deployment and improvement of the Austrian infantry in the course of the Napoleonic Wars, protecting Line infantry, gentle infantry, Grenz-Infanterie, Landwehr military, and Frei-Corps units.

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