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The Austrian Army 1740-80 (1): Cavalry (Men-at-Arms Series 271)

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Philip Haythornthwaite, Bill Younghusband – The Austrian Army 1740-80 (1): Cavalry
Osprey Publishing | 1994 | ISBN: 1855324156 | English | 49 pages | PDF | 16.7 MB
Men-at-Arms Series 271

The Austrian Army 1740-80 (1): Cavalry (Men-at-Arms Series 271)
Austria was both a major participant and one of the causes of hostilities in the wars of the mid-18th century. The death of the Habsburg Emperor Charles VI in October 1740 set in motion the first of the major wars of the time. His heir was a daughter, Maria Theresa, who was destined become one of the greatest figures in the history of the 18th century. The Hapsburg territories were immense, and a key unifying factor was the army itself, that embraced all nationalities and drew its personnel from Hapsburg lands and beyond. This title, the first in a sequence of three, takes a close look at the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the cavalry of the Austrian Army during Maria Theresa's reign, covering cuirassiers, dragoons, hussars, and chevauxleger.
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