By Peter Young
The Chasseurs of the protect had its origins within the courses raised via common Bonaparte in the course of his Italian crusade of 1796 of the Napoleonic Wars. not just did the Chasseurs end up to be very good squaddies, yet in addition they served as Napoleon's quick escort at any time when he went on crusade. This publication presents an outline of the regimental background of the corps, profiling a few of its such a lot memorable personalities, together with Jean-Baptise Bessières, Marshal of France, and Prince Eugene de Beauharnais, Commander of the Chasseurs à cheval. The uniforms, guidons and criteria of the Consular safeguard, later renamed the Imperial shield, are illustrated through the book.
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