By David Nicolle
The beginning of the Ottoman nation is shrouded in legend. regardless of the fact of its origins, the Ottomans shaped an Empire which just about succeeded in bringing Christian Europe to its knees. over the last a long time of the thirteenth century, the formidable Osman Bey's tiny mountain country took 8 frontier castles plus the Turkish city of Eskisehir. In 1299 Osman seized Yenisehir after operating up the Kara Su valley. With this as its first genuine capital, the Ottoman country emerged into background poised above the fertile beaches of the ocean of Marmara.
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Artillery of the Guard Horse Artillery Brown fur col pack, crimson pompon and plume, light crimson bag and tassel with yellow trim. Dark blue tunic; dark blue lapels and pointed cuffs; light crimson collar (with a single lace loop) and tumbacks; crimson piping to cuffs and lapels; light crimson epaulettes, and aiguillette on the right shoulder. Yellow buttons. Dark blue waistcoat with fight crimson lace and yellow buttons; dark blue breeches with light crimson Hungarian thigh knots and side-stripes; black hussar boots with light crimson trim and tassel; steel, screw-in spurs.
Y in the IV Corps Guard; 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Line and 1st and 2nd Light Infantry Regiments; 'Dragoni Napoleone'; 1st and 4th Cha eurs it Cheval. Spain 1808-12 4th-8ul Line and 1st and 2nd Light Infantry; 'Dragoni Napoleone'; Chasseurs a Cheval 'Re'; nine companies of foot and one of horse artillery; five companies of artillery train. Extracts frOID Neapolitan battle history: Spain 1808-13 1st and 2nd Line and 1st Light Infantry Regiments (at the end of 1811 the survivors of these regiments were amalgamated into the new 8th Line Infantry Regiment); 2nd Chasseurs a Cheval.
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Armies of the Ottoman Turks, 1300-1774 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 140) by David Nicolle