Austrian Frontier Troops 1740-98

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Osprey Publishing, 2005 - History - 48 pages
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Austria's Balkan frontier – the disputed borderland between Europe and the Ottoman Turks – was defended in the 18th century by a unique organization of hardy communities who were granted farmland in return for armed service. These Grenzers, masters of guerrilla warfare, were later incorporated into Austria's regular forces, and earned a wider reputation fighting against the army of Frederik the Great’s Prussia. By the start of the wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France they provided a significant part of the Austrian Line. This book unravels their complex history, and illustrates the development of their colourful folk costumes into striking uniforms.
  

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Contents

CREATING THE FRONTIER SYSTEM
3
After graduating from
11
regularization
20
FRONTIER CAVALRY
36
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
42
DARKO PAVLOVIC lives INDEX
48
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

After graduating from University College London, Dave Hollins trained as a maritime solicitor and began a career in commercial shipping. He is a frequent contributor to specialist Napoleonic magazines and has written a number of books related to the Imperial Army and Archduke Charles. His previous work for Osprey includes Warrior 24: ‘Austrian Grenadiers and Infantry 1788–1816’. He lives in Linconshire, UK.

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