About the Author
Laurence Spring holds a degree in History from London University, and is the co-ordinator of the Russian Army Study Group, an organisation with a world-wide membership. He is the translator of A.V. Viskovatov's seminal Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army, published by the Group, and the author of 1812: Russia's Patriotic War (History Press, 2009). Laurence currently works at the Surrey History Centre, formerly the Surrey Record Office, UK. The author lives in Surrey, UK.