Anybody read this? Can't find any reviews. It's a little expensive to speculate on.
The French Army of the War of the Austrian Succession 1740-1748
Volume 1: Organisation, Uniforms & Equipment
David A. Wilson
300 pages, well illustrated
234mm x 156mm
The object of this work is to give simple, accurate information for the French army during the War of the Austrian Succession, and as such, it is relevant to that time frame. The uniforms, the cut of which was basically same more or less from the late 1720s till after the Seven Years War (except for the addition of lapels to infantry uniforms in the late 1750s), took a more austere appearance following the clothing regulations of 1730s, which reflected both moral ideals against ostentation with just a little bit of economy, the heavy embroidery on the officers' coats, the colored waistcoats and breeches disappeared, except in the foreign units, but there again the regulations were never completely respected.