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Review: Napolean’s Imperial Guard: Organization, Uniforms and Weapons


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Reviewed by: Gino Dykstra
Company: Pen & Sword
When Napoleon Bonaparte first began his rise to power in France in 1799, there already existed a private armed force dedicated to protecting the person of the King of France. After the French Revolution, this force became known as the Consular Guard, intended to protect French politicians – sort of a personal secret service or bodyguard force on steroids.

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