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Napoleon's German Allies (2): Nassau & Oldenburg

By: Otto von Pivka, iIllustrator: Gerry Embleton

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Osprey: 1991

Seller ID: 452554


On 14 October 1808, Napoleon persuaded Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig of Oldenburg to join the Confederation of the Rhine by the Treaty of Erfurt - the military contingent to be maintained by the duchy was set at an infantry battalion of 800 men in six companies. Similarly, Friedrich August, Herzog of Nassau, was charged, under the terms of the treaty with co-ordinating and organising the military efforts of all the tiny states of its neighbours. In this fine addition to ... View more info

The Black Brunswickers

By: Otto von Pivka, illustrator: Michael Roffe

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Osprey: 1973

Seller ID: 451469


In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry. As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps' christening as Die Schwarze Schar (the Black Horde). This book details the pivotal role that the Black Brun... View more info