By John R. Elting
No different interval in historical past has produced such impressive uniforms as these worn by way of the warriors concerned about the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleonic Uniforms is the single reference paintings of its style to depict adequately the total Grande Arm#e intimately. It portrays the French armies, combining authoritative textual content with lavish illustrations. This great two-volume set depicts in great color the uniforms of the Royal military, Emigrant Troops, progressive Armies, and the military of Egypt. Herbert Kn#246;tels plates are recognized through uniform experts as being among the simplest and such a lot exact depicting this vibrant episode in army background. greater than 9 hundred color plates (in volumes), each one with an authoritative caption by means of Colonel John Elting.
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This is an international non-competitive film festival showing the best international films released over the past year. The festival attracts film stars from all over the world. Tsarskoe Selo Carnival (Tsarskoselskiy karnaval), last weekend in June. Funny costumes, music and mayhem fill the centre of Tsarskoe Selo (see pp152–5). JULY Sporting Competitions St Petersburg has become an increasingly popular sporting venue in recent years, offering everything from tennis to yachting. Navy Day (Den Voennomorskovo Flota), first Sun after 22 July.
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Napoleonic Uniforms Volume II by John R. Elting