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The Army of Hesse-Darmstadt 1806-1814


On 12 July 1806, on signing the Treaty of the Confederation of the Rhine in Paris, sixteen German states joined together in a confederation with Napoleon as its "protector".  The Confederation was above all a military alliance: the members had to maintain substantial armies for mutual defense and supply France with large numbers of military personnel. In return for their cooperation some state rulers were given higher statuses: the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt, one of the founder members of the confederation became a Grand Duchy.  The Hessian troops were some of the best German units to serve with the French Grand Armee

The Army of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt was previously looked at an earlier book published in 1980  which has been out of print since 1984.  This new e-book volume has been completely revised and updated and is illustrated with all new colour illustrations, many from contemporary and primary sources.  NOW 130 pages.