The Royal Green Jackets

The Royal Green Jackets

Men-at-Arms 52
  • Author: Christopher Wilkinson-Latham
  • Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Short code: MAA 52
  • Publication Date: 25 Jan 1975
  • ISBN: 9780850452495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The Royal Green Jackets are widely acknowledged as innovators who developed much of the thinking of the British infantry in the fields of tactics and training, mobility and marksmanship, equipment, management and individual initiative from the 18th century onwards. They were the first to wear green uniforms as camouflage rather than red and to fire the more accurate rifle instead of muskets. This book examines the history of the component regiments of the Royal Green Jackets and describes the action of individual regiments in the Napoleonic Wars, Boer War, and World Wars. Numerous illustrations and photographs depict the Green Jackets' uniforms in vivid detail.

Biographical Note

Christopher Wilkinson-Latham is a respected historian specializing in the British Army in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has authored a number of Osprey books, including Men-at-Arms 47: The South Wales Borderers, Men-at-Arms 62: The Boer War and Men-at-Arms 65: The Royal Navy 1790-1970.Michael Roffe is a talented painter of military subjects who has illustrated many books for Osprey over the years. His artistic talents span a variety of historical periods; he has illustrated titles relating to the Boer War, the English Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars and the American War for Independence.

Contents

Early History of Component Regiments The Napoleonic Wars, 1804-1815 19th Century Campaigns The Boer War The Great War Between the Wars The Second World War The Plates

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