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By David Nicolle, Angus McBride

On the shut of the 18th century the Ottoman Empire nonetheless had large army power. It was once a fancy constitution of army provinces, self sufficient areas and almost self sustaining 'regencies'. The Ottoman Empire had a bigger inhabitants than its land might truly aid which ended in bloated towns, migration to under-populated mountainous parts, common banditry and piracy. It additionally intended that Ottoman armies had a prepared pool of army manpower. With a variety of illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color artworkss by means of Angus Mcbride, this interesting textual content via David Nicolle explores the armies of the Ottoman empire from 1775 until eventually 1820.

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The ordinal)' uniform was an all-blue coat, white waistcoat and breeches - vel)' similar to that of French generals. Both lIni~orms had gold 35 The French army's rapacious behaviour in Spain, from generals down to privates, was condoned by Napoleon himself. This illustration Is based on a real incident, when his Guard Grenadiers ransacked the palace of the Bishop of Burgos In his presence. The soldiers are depleted with an amusingly raffish air, but there was nothing remotely amusing about the fate of many thousands of the common people at the hands of the occupiers.

1B09. wearing the blue uniform of his Guard Grenadiers. Joseph was a puppet-king - almost powerless at the hands of his brother, ignored by rapacious French marshals, and despised by Spaniards (who nicknamed hIm 'Pepe la batella' for his alleged love of the bottle). Ironically. he had more genuinely liberal and progressive ideals than Fernando VII would ever display when he eventually retumed to his throne. But all the Spanish people wished was to be rid 01 the French, whose taxes and depredations ruined an already struggling economy, and whose savagery towards civilians reached unprecedented levels.

Both lIni~orms had gold 35 The French army's rapacious behaviour in Spain, from generals down to privates, was condoned by Napoleon himself. This illustration Is based on a real incident, when his Guard Grenadiers ransacked the palace of the Bishop of Burgos In his presence. The soldiers are depleted with an amusingly raffish air, but there was nothing remotely amusing about the fate of many thousands of the common people at the hands of the occupiers. Inevitably, this cruelty was repayed in kind whenever opportunities offered: French stragglers dreaded falling into the hands of the guerrillas, with good reason.

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