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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 11:28 a.m. PST

…Volume 1: The Guard of Louis XIV.

"During the second half of the 17th century, France underwent a military transformation of such magnitude that in the space of a generation it overturned the supremacy of Spain to become the pre- eminent power in Europe.

The growth of the French military machine was a major influence on Britain during this period British regiments fought alongside French against the Spanish, then against the Dutch. Then, during the Williamite War towards the end of the period, British soldiers fought against the French, while French soldiers fought alongside the Jacobites…"


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dbf167609 Dec 2019 5:31 p.m. PST

This is an excellent book. Volume 2, covering the infantry, is due out this month.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 10:53 a.m. PST



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