By Leroy Thompson
The achievements of the world's forces have inspired the construction of a number of badges and insignia, reflecting the mind's eye, aptitude and struggling with spirit of these exact devices. a variety of badges from 39 countries is illustrated during this e-book.
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The fad that the author was councillor and pensionary of the town and an eyewitness considerably increases the importance of this account. 331. Napoleon Bonnparte, Memoires. Melanges historiques. ; Precis de guerres de Turenne et de Frederic II. 3 vol. Av. facs. d. reI. 332. Noticia da batalha alcangada pelos Francezes contra 0 exercito aliado de Hanover no. 13 de Abril 1759, junte ao lugar de Bergen. Lisboa, 1759. 4to. 333. - da entrada que as tropas Russianas e Prussianas fizera6 no reino de Polonia.
Together with the principall points and passages concerning the last siege. Also a register from day to day, of that which hath happened, .... from the first beginning untill the latter end of Prices are in Dutch guilders CAMPAIGNS, BATTLES, SIEGES 31 the siege. Transl. out of the Dutch. London, 1629. 4to. d. veau. (ReI. ). Pas chez Knuttel. van der Wulp, no. 2070. Trcs rare. Une legere tache dans Ie coin superieur. 350. Petre, F. , Napoleon's campaign in Poland, IS06-lS07. London, 1907. W. maps, portr.
2 vols. W. plans and pI. vellum. 343. , Warachtige beschrijvinghe van aIle de belegeringhen ende Victorien, die God .... gegeven he eft door de Staten Gener. ende de daden van Maurits van Nassau. 2e dr. verm. met verscheyden Nassauschen oorlochsdaden. Leyden, 1619. W. map, 42 pI. and portr. in the text. foi. vellum. Considerably augmented edition. See Muller, Historieplaten p. 116. 344. , Chronycke van Hungarien, ofte warachtige beschrijvinghe van aIle de oorlogen ende veltslagen tusschen de Turck· ende Christen-Princen, 1300-1619.
Badges and Insignia of the Elite Forces by Leroy Thompson