THE CAMPAIGNS OF MARÉCHAL DE SAXE (1744) Vol 1, Part 2
By J. Colin, Brevet Captain of Artillery, Historical Section of the (French) General Staff
Translated by G.F.Nafziger
Size: 8.5” x 11”;
First, the author. J. Colin was an incredibly prolific author. He had unrestricted access to the French archives and in the pre-WWI period wrote numerous works on French military history. He was particularly prolific on Napoleonic subjects, but did work on other areas and this is one of them.
As to this work, if you want to know about the French army in the 1744 campaign, or for that matter, at any time in the War of the Austrian Succession, this is the work for you. This volume follows Volume 1, Part 1, in discussing the French army in the 1744 campaign. It covers:
1 – The Intendants.
2 – Commissioners of War.
3 – the Provisions Service
4 – Field Ovens (bakeries)
5 – Meat rations.
6 – Fodder.
7 – Health service.
8 – Administration of hospitals.
9 – Posts and routes.
10 – Intelligence operations, i.e. spies, diplomats, etc.
And much more.