The Connaught Rangers

The Connaught Rangers

Men-at-Arms 12
  • Author: Alan Shepperd
  • Illustrator: Michael Youens
  • Short code: MAA 12
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1972
  • ISBN: 9780850450835
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

In 1793 new British regiments were raised to face the threat of Revolutionary France. Among the first of the regiments to be raised were De Burgh's and the Scotch Brigade. These two regiments became united as the two regular battalions of the Connaught Rangers. As a result, the Connaught Rangers can claim a service record that streches back to 1572. This book explores the history, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the Connaught Rangers from the Napoleonic Wars to World War I. The unit's experience in America and in South Africa is included. The full variety of uniforms are illustrated in a variety of colour plates and several contemporary photos and illustrations.

Biographical Note

Alan Shepperd was educated at Magdalen College School and the Royal Military Academy. He served with the British Army during WWII and was for many years Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Michael Youens is a skilful artist. He has illustrated two volumes for Osprey on the American Civil War.


The Origins The Peninsular War 1808-14 The 88th from 1814-1881 South Africa The Connaught Rangers in the Great War Uniforms Colour plate commentary

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