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Polish Winged Hussar 1576 -1775
The Polish hussar was, to quote one of many foreign visitors impressed by them, 'without doubt one of the most spectacular soldiers in the world'. Most dramatic of all hussar characteristics were the 'wings' worn on the back or on the saddle; their purpos


 
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The Polish hussar was, to quote one of many foreign visitors impressed by them, 'without doubt one of the most spectacular soldiers in the world'. Most dramatic of all hussar characteristics were the 'wings' worn on the back or on the saddle; their purpose has been hotly debated. The hussar's main offensive weapon was a 4-5 metre lance (kopia). This title takes a close look at the origins and development of the Polish 'winged' hussars, and using many years' painstaking research drawn from unpublished Polish sources, provides a rounded view of the training, tactics, appearance and experiences of these legendary and fascinating warriors.

Contents

Introduction: History and Origins
Chronology
Recruitment & Organization
Equipment
Wings
Horses & Saddlery
Campaign & Camp Life
Experience of Battle
Conclusion
Glossary
Museums
Collecting
Re-enactment
Colour plate commentary
Index
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  • Softcover
  • 64 pages
  • 7" x 9-3/4" (18cm x 25cm)

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