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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 9:40 p.m. PST

…Jana Czopa.

"Despite the fact, that there are three separate books, their construction is similar. Firstly we are introduced about the history of the Polish army during the following periods: Last century of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, about Polish Legions during the first period of Napoleonic Wars, then the army of Duchy of Warsaw and all Polish formations of the French Army during the second part of Napoleonic Wars, then the army of Kingdom of Poland, created, as a result of Vienna Congress, so also called the Congress Kingdom and finally during the Polish-Russian War of 1831, which was the outcome of the November Uprising of 1830. Books cover some regulations about the look of the units during those periods. Finally, we have the main part of the books, the colour plates. The author showing us all Polish units of those periods and gives us their most probably look…"


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Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 10:33 a.m. PST

I would love to have these books, just to admire the unusual uniforms. I might have to place an order….

There is also a mid-18th Century volume that I can't seem to find anywhere.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 2:17 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my good friend! (smile)


Prince of Essling21 Feb 2021 3:02 p.m. PST

the other volume is "Barwy wojska Rzeczypospolitej Oboja Narodow W XVIII Wieku" link
Some extracts at ISSUU link

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 5:02 p.m. PST

Prince of Essling,

Yes, that's the one. I've just got to figure out how to obtain a copy. Anybody fluent in Polish? 😀

Many thanks,


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