Jäger: Europe's First Special Operations Forces: History, Organization, Arms & Equipment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's Elite Light Infantry to 1866

Jäger: Europe's First Special Operations Forces: History, Organization, Arms & Equipment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's Elite Light Infantry to 1866

by James V. Capua, Col. Carl M. Kruger

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Overview

Written by a historian and a West Pointer with thirty-three years' service in the U.S. Army, this comprehensive and illustrated book introduces readers to Austrian Jäger arms, equipment, training and tactics, as well as their unique role in the Habsburg Empire's conflicts.


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ISBN-13: 9781734581409
Publisher: James V. Capua
Publication date: 04/06/2020
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1: Beginnings

The Hunter and the Rifle

Tirol

Grenzer Troops: The Military Frontier as a Source of Austrian Light Troops and its Consequences

CHAPTER 2: Emergence of the Feld-Jäger

The Seven years’ War

The Frei-Korps Jäger of the Late 18th Century Austrian Wars

CHAPTER 3: Jäger in the Wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France

The Wars of the First Coalition

The Tiroler Jäger Regiment

Archduke Karl and Jäger Expansion 1806-1809

Defeat and Glory: 1809-1815

CHAPTER 4: Jäger in the Age of Metternich, 1815-1848

1815: Italian Harbinger

The “Kaiser-Jäger” Regiment

Jäger Organization, Training and Uniform

CHAPTER 5: Jäger in the Italian Wars, 1848-1859

Radetzky’s Jäger: 1848-49

Debacle in 1859

CHAPTER 6: The Seven Weeks’ War, 1866,

Bohemia

The Quadrilateral Again

Defense of the South Tirol

CHAPTER 7: Jäger Firearms

CHAPTER 8: “If only he had become an Unterjäger” A Jäger Story

APPENDIX 1: Jäger Edged Weapons: What We Know and Don’t Know

APPENDIX 2: The Vienna Arsenal

APPENDIX 3: Marks on Jäger Firearms

ENDNOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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