About the Author
Patrice Courcelle was born in northern France in 1950 and has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. Entirely self-taught, he has illustrated many books and magazine articles for Continental publishers, and his work hangs in a number of public and private collections.
Table of Contents
Origins of the Carabinier corps and early history, 16th–18th centuries · Tactical role as élite shock troops · Reorganisation of 1791 · Napoleon's cavalry reforms 1802 · Uniform regulations, 1802–1809/10 · Battle record: the campaigns of Austerlitz, Friedland, Eckmuehl, Essling; heavy casualties at Wagram (1809) · The new uniforms and armour · Battle record: the campaigns of Russia, Germany and France, 1812-14 · The Hundred Days' campaign, 1815 - the legend of 'the traitor of Waterloo'