Redcoat Officer: 1740-1815

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

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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, 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:
9781841763798
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/02/2002
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

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