Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

Best of Series Award

Cavalry Combat and the Sword: Sword Design, Provision, and Use in the British Cavalry of the Napoleonic Era. 


By Martin Read

Brzezinski, Richard.  Polish Armies 1569-1696 Vol. I, Osprey (London, 1987).

Bull, Stephen. “Chopping Wood” Military Illustrated 117, pp 43-47 (Feb 1998).

Chandler, David.  The Art of War in the Age of Marlborough.  Batsford (1976).  Reprinted Spellmount (1990).

Chandler, David.  Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars, Simon and Schuster (New York, 1993).

Fletcher, Ian.  Napoleonic Wars Wellington’s Army, Brassey’s History of Uniforms (London, 1996).

Fletcher, Ian. Galloping at Everything, Spellmount (Staplehurst, 1999).

Fosten, Bryan. Wellington’s Light Cavalry, Osprey (London, 1982).

Fosten, Bryan.  Wellington’s Heavy Cavalry, Osprey (London, 1982).

Haythornthwaite, Philip.  British Cavalryman 1792-1815, Osprey (London, 1994).

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.  Napoleonic Cavalry, Cassell (London, 2001).

Hibbert, Christopher.  Corunna, Batsford (1961).

Holmes, Richard.  Redcoat.  The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket, Harper Collins (London, 2001).

Le Marchant, Dennis.  Memoirs of the late Major General Le Marchant (London, 1841).

Morgan, John D. "The British Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Pattern 1796 Sword" Classic Arms and Militaria In three parts: Vol.8 issue no.1, pp 22-25, Jan/Feb 2001. Vol.8.issue no.2, pp 26-29, March/April 2001. Vol.8.issue no.3, pp 30-33, May/June 2001.

Muir, Rory.  Salamanca 1812, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2001).

Noble, Duncan.  Cut or Thrust, Military Illustrated 122 pp 37-39 (July 1998).

Nosworthy, Brent.  Battle Tactics of Napoleon and His Enemies, Constable (London, 1995).

Robson, Brian.  Swords of the British Army, The Regulation Patterns 1788 to 1914, Revised Edition (London, 1996).

Thoumine, R.H.  Scientific Soldier, A Life of General Le Marchant, 1766-1812, Oxford U. Press (1968). 





Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2003


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