Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815Book - 2004
Napoleon was an artilleryman before he was an emperor. He understood the power and effectiveness of cannon and their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses and destroy attacks. And, in return, the guns won Napoleon battles. In this detailed Kevin Kiley looks at artillery in use throughout the Napoleonic period. He examines Napoleon's own artillery as well as that employed by his enemies, and he evaluates the gunners' contribution to warfare in the period. By looking at particular battles in detail, Kevin Kiley shows just how the effective employment of artillery could tip the scales of victory.
Publisher: London : Greenhill Books ; [Mechanicburg], Pa. : Stackpole Books, c2004
Branch Call Number: UA705 .K55 2004
Characteristics: 318 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm