Redcoat Officer

1740–1815

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Description

The commissioned officer ranks in the British Army from 1740-1815 were almost entirely composed of the affluent and educated the sons of the landed gentry, the wealthy, and other professional people. This title looks at the enlistment, training, daily life and combat experiences of the typical British officer in the crucial periods of the North American conflicts, the American Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. It compliments the author's previous treatments in Warrior 19 British Redcoat 1740-93 and Warrior 20 British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, which deal exclusively with the common infantryman, and balances these discussions through a look at the 'fellows in silk stockings'. Particular emphasis is placed on the experiences and activities in North America in the late 18th century.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782005629
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 9 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 42
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is…

Illustrator

Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

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