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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published Apr 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841761770
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 61 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 47
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Haythornthwaite

Philip Haythornthwaite is an internationally respe…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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