British Redcoat 1740-93 by Stuart ReidBritish Redcoat 1740-93 by Stuart Reid

British Redcoat 1740-93

byStuart ReidIllustratorRichard Hook

Paperback | January 15, 1997

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During this period, the British army earned itself a formidable reputation as a fighting force. However, due to its role as a police force at home, and demonisation by American propaganda during the American Revolution (1763-1776), the army was viewed as little removed from a penal institution run by aristocratic dilettantes. This view, still held by many today, is challenged by Stuart Reid, who paints a picture of an increasingly professional force. This was an important time of change and improvement for the British Army, and British Redcoat 1740-1793 fully brings this out in its comprehensive examination of the lives, conditions and experiences of the late 18th-century infantryman
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His other titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King Geor...
Title:British Redcoat 1740-93Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.72 × 7.26 × 0.11 inPublished:January 15, 1997Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855325543

ISBN - 13:9781855325548

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Recruitment · Pay and Subsistence · Living Conditions · Career · Training and Tactics · Bibliography · Glossary