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Polish Winged Hussar 1556-1775


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Introduction: History and Origins; Chronology; Recruitment & Organisation; Equipment; Wings; Horses & Saddlery; Campaign & Camp Life; Experience of Battle; Conclusion; Glossary; Museums; Collecting; Re-enactment; Colour plate commentary; Index

About the Author

Richard Brzezinski is a leading expert on the military history of central and Eastern Europe, greatly admired for his primary research and painstaking archival work. His previous titles for Osprey include Men-at-Arms volumes 184 and 188, 'Polish Armies 1569-1696' parts 1 and 2, and Men-at-Arms volumes 235 and 262, 'The Army of Gustavus Adolphus' parts 1 and 2. A fluent Polish speaker, he has researched the Polish Hussars for many years, and has acted as a historical consultant for film and television on this subject. Velimir Vuksic is a talented and experienced military illustrator, whose published work covers a wide variety of periods, conflicts and armies. He has worked for numerous magazines over the years, including 'Military Illustrated'. A native of Croatia, Velimir has also served in the armed forces, as a paratrooper.


"Osprey's military titles are very subject-specific, allowing for a depth of focus most other general-interest surveys lack. Their latest titles are top picks military reference libraries will appreciate... [In] Richard Brzezinski's Polish Winged Hussar 1576-1775...thie history and origins of their tactics receives fine insights." --Midwest Book Review

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