From 1804 to 1815, more than 1400 officers served in the most powerful branch of the French Napoleonic cavalry, the cuirassiers. From the younger second lieutenant to the major general, all fought with gallantry in these elite regiments. The result of many years of seeking and investigations, this detailed work shows these officers 'career, packed with portraits, records in battles and heraldry.
Olivier Lapray, a navigating officer in the French Air Force, is also passionate about the First Empire. It is already the author of several books on the subject, including Le Dictionnaire des Officiers de Cuirassiers.