Austrian Frontier Troops 1740-98 by David Hollins

By David Hollins

Austria's Balkan frontier – the disputed borderland among Europe and the Ottoman Turks – was once defended within the 18th century via a distinct association of hardy groups who have been granted farmland in go back for armed carrier. those Grenzers, masters of guerrilla conflict, have been later integrated into Austria's general forces, and earned a much broader acceptance struggling with opposed to the military of Frederik the Great’s Prussia. via the beginning of the wars opposed to progressive and Napoleonic France they supplied an important a part of the Austrian Line. This booklet unravels their complicated background, and illustrates the improvement in their vibrant folks costumes into amazing uniforms.

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