Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (2): The Light Infantry by Mike ChappellWellington's Peninsula Regiments (2): The Light Infantry by Mike Chappell

Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (2): The Light Infantry

byMike ChappellIllustratorMike Chappell

Paperback | January 22, 2004

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The forces which Wellington led in Portugal and Spain and up into southern France during the Peninsular War (1808-1814) achieved a record of victory perhaps unmatched in the history of the British Army. Among his infantry the regiments of the Light Division were self-consciously an élite, trained to fight with initiative and independence on the exposed edges of the marching army. This book explains their evolution and tactics, details the campaigns in which they fought and illustrates the uniforms and equipment of the Light Infantry regiments: the 43rd (Monmouthshire), 52nd (Oxfordshire), 51st (2nd Yorkshire), 68th (Durham) and 85th (Bucks Volunteers).
Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952. Over the next 22 years of infantry soldiering, many of them spent with the Gloucester Regiment, he held every rank and many regimental appointments up ...
Title:Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (2): The Light InfantryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.66 × 7.25 × 0.1 inPublished:January 22, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841764035

ISBN - 13:9781841764030

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Table of Contents

The evolution of British light infantry · British Light Infantry 1800-1808· 43rd (Monmouthsire) and 52nd (Oxfordshire) Light Infantry · 51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding) Light Infantry · 68th (Durham) Light Infantry · 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Light Infantry · Select Bibliography · The Plates · Index

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