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Austrian Frontier Troops 1740-98

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Austrian Frontier Troops 1740-98
by Osprey
Author: David Hollins
Publish Year: 2005
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148704137
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA413
Type: Softcover
Series: MAA413

Description

Austria's Balkan frontier – the disputed borderland between Europe and the Ottoman Turks – was defended in the 18th century by a unique organization of hardy communities who were granted farmland in return for armed service. These Grenzers, masters of guerrilla warfare, were later incorporated into Austria's regular forces, and earned a wider reputation fighting against the army of Frederik the Great’s Prussia. By the start of the wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France they provided a significant part of the Austrian Line. This book unravels their complex history, and illustrates the development of their colorful folk costumes into striking uniforms.