Redcoat Officer: 1740-1815
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Redcoat Officer: 1740-1815

by Stuart Reid, Gerry Embleton
     
 

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The commissioned officer ranks in the British Army from 1740-1815 were almost entirely composed of the affluent and educated - the sons of the landed gentry, the wealthy, and other professional people. This title looks at the enlistment, training, daily life and combat experiences of the typical British officer in the crucial periods of the North American conflicts

Overview

The commissioned officer ranks in the British Army from 1740-1815 were almost entirely composed of the affluent and educated - the sons of the landed gentry, the wealthy, and other professional people. This title looks at the enlistment, training, daily life and combat experiences of the typical British officer in the crucial periods of the North American conflicts, the American Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. It compliments the author's previous treatments in Warrior 19 British Redcoat 1740-93 and Warrior 20 British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, which deal exclusively with the common infantryman, and balances these discussions through a look at the 'fellows in silk stockings'. Particular emphasis is placed on the experiences and activities in North America in the late 18th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782005247
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/20/2012
Series:
Warrior , #42
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen 1954; married with one son his past careers include being a librarian and a professional soldier. Stuart's main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries stemming from ancestors who served in the British Army and the Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker's Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed King George's Army 1740–93 (3 vols) and British Redcoat 1740–1815 (2 vols).

Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the medieval period, but with a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).
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 for 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.

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