Author: Lapray, Oliver
Publisher: Histoire & Collection
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 82 pages, 61 highly detailed colour plates. In 1676, Louis XIV had some of his bodyguards equipped with rifled carbines, first four, then fifteen and soon seventeen men per brigade, and these troopers quite naturally took the name of "carabiniers". Two centuries of history in the service of the King, the Republic, and the Empire for the elite of the French Cavalry, came to an end with the disaster of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.