William III's Italian Ally

Piedmont and the War of the League of Augsburg 1683-1697

Ciro Paoletti

This is the first book dealing with the Italian involvement in the Nine Years War. This forgotten and neglected involvement was considered by William III so vital for his victory that he supported it with the greatest funding England made during the war in support of an ally.
Publication date:
February 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
c 25 b/w ills, maps & 8 colour plates
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911628583

Dimensions : 248 X 180 mm
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£29.95

Overview
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The Italian Front of the Nine Year has been completely neglected by Italian and other European Historians. It is often assumed that the conflict was fought solely in Flanders and the Rhineland, and by mainly North West European Armies. This was not so. William of Orange, the driving force of the Grand Alliance in the fight against the French, considered the Italian aspect of the conflict to be the greatest strategic importance. Piedmont, in north western Italy bordered France, and Italian armies were able to threaten the south of France with invasion. For the first time too, the nature of late 17th century warfare in Italy is considered and the author examines organisation, training and logistics. Military artist Bruno Mugnai enhances the book's text with 8 specially commissioned colour plates that illustrate the uniforms and flags of this highly visual period.