The British Light Infantryman of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) was proficient at scouting and skirmishing, and more than a match for the French and their Indian allies. Shooting rapids in canoes, traversing swamps and snowshoeing through endless tracts of forest, British redcoats earned a reputation for resilience and resourcefulness as they adapted to the wilderness conditions of North America. Their development was a watershed in the history of irregular warfare, and this book provides a full examination of their fighting methods, covering training, tactics and campaigning from Canada to the Caribbean.
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Table of Contents
Introduction · Chronology · Recruitment & Enlistment · Dress, Equipment & Appearance · Training & Tactics · Conditions of Service · On Campaign · Espirit de Corps - Face of War - Conclusion · Museums, Collections and Re-enactments · Bibliography · Colour Plate Commentary · Index