Wednesday 10 May 2023

The French Army of the War of the Austrian Succession 1740-1748

 This book I like the look of but it's a little too expensive. Anyone got it?

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 1720’s till after the seven years war (except for the addition of lapels to infantry uniforms in the late 1750’s), took a more austere appearance following the clothing regulations of 1730’s, which reflected both moral ideals against ostentation with just a little bit of economy, the heavy embroidery on the officers coats, the coloured waistcoats & breeches disappeared, except in the foreign units, but there again the regulations were never completely respected.


Jonathan Freitag said...

I have it. Great resource.

Neil Patterson said...

Yes, well worth buying despite the price. Very nice hardback with full colour illustrations.