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Army of Gustavus Adolphus, The (1)

by Osprey

Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical, Book - Reference - Military
Product Line: Men-at-Arms - Assorted
Author: Richard Brzezinski
Publish Date: 1991
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: NM-    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148372722 OSPMAA235 MAA235 Softcover NM-

The 'Lion of the North', King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, was one of the major players in the Thirty Years War of 1618-48. In 1630 Gustavus - the last champion of the Protestants - crushed the Catholics at Breitenfeld in a victory widely viewed as the fulfillment of a prophecy foretelling the defeat of the eagle (the German Emperor's emblem) by a golden lion. Killed in battle at Lützen only two years later, Gustavus nevertheless won fame for his technical and tactical innovations. The first of two volumes, this book examines the equipment, uniforms and organization of the infantry that comprised Gustavus's army.

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