The British Army in North America 1775–83

The British Army in North America 1775–83

Men-at-Arms 39
  • Author: Robin May
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 39
  • Publication Date: 13 Jan 1998
  • ISBN: 9781855327351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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For sheer guts, the Redcoats' behaviour at Bunker Hill, Saratoga and other bloody encounters has rarely been surpassed. The Americans won, but only just, and then thanks to foreign intervention and a small number of dedicated and valiant patriots who were continually let down by their own people. Robin May's splendid work looks at the British Army that fought in the American Revolution from 1775 to1783. It details the soldiers who faced the difficulties of campaigning in America along with the gross inefficiency and corruption at home which, along with their generals' often blundering conduct, were as deadly enemies as the Americans.

Biographical Note

Robin May was born in 1929. An actor for many years. he became a writer and journalist specialising in theatre and opera, and also the American west. His collaboration with Gerry Embleton in the 1970s produced two of the most successful books in the Men-at-Arms series - British Army in North America 1775-83 and Men-At-Arms 48: Wolfe's Army. A prolific writer for the rest of his career, Robin May died in 1996. Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.

Contents

Introduction Raising an Army The Redcoats' War A Diary of the American Revolution The Royal Warrant of 1768 for Infantry Clothing, Colours & c. The Plates

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