British Rifleman 1797-1815 by Philip HaythornthwaiteBritish Rifleman 1797-1815 by Philip Haythornthwaite

British Rifleman 1797-1815

byPhilip HaythornthwaiteIllustratorChrista Hook

Paperback | April 25, 2002

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The rifle corps of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) are among the most recognisable of all the soldiers of that era: their distinctive dark green uniforms are as familiar as some of their exploits. They have achieved considerable fame through the large numbers of memoirs written by members of the rifle corps as well as through modern fiction, most notably the Sharpe series. Apart from their reputation as a corps d'elite, the riflemen were, in their time, at the very cutting edge of military technology and tactical theory. Philip Haythornwaite here uses fascinating first hand accounts and detailed research to give a 'soldier's-eye view' of the British Rifleman, his life and work.
Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some 40 books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, but...
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Title:British Rifleman 1797-1815Format:PaperbackPublished:April 25, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184176177X

ISBN - 13:9781841761770

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Table of Contents

Chronology · Recruiting · Training · Appearance · Equipment · Conditions of Service · On Campaign · Experience of Battle · Colour Plate Commentary · Glossary · Bibliography · Index