Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (1)

Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (1)

The Irish

Men-at-Arms 382
  • Author: Mike Chappell
  • Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • Short code: MAA 382
  • Publication Date: 19 Feb 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841764023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The forces which Wellington led in Portugal and Spain and up into southern France between 1808 and 1814 achieved a consistent record of victory perhaps unmatched in the history of the British Army. Some 40 per cent of this volunteer army were Irishmen - a remarkable figure, given the recent unrest and bloodshed in Ireland. This book details the record, and illustrates the uniforms and equipment, of the two cavalry and three infantry units boasting formal Irish identity: the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, 18th Hussars, 27th (Enniskillen), 87th (Prince of Wales's Own Irish), and 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiments of Foot.

Biographical Note

Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has also written and illustrated many books in the Osprey Military list.

Contents

The Irish in the British Army of the Napoleonic Wars The Irish Establishment 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards 27th Foot (Enniskillen) 83rd Foot 87th Foot (Prince of Wales's Own Irish) 88th Foot (Connaught Rangers) 89th Foot.

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