British Infantry Equipments (1): 1808-1908

British Infantry Equipments (1): 1808-1908

by Mike Chappell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855328389
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Series: Men-at-Arms
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 50
Sales rank: 839,913
Product dimensions: 7.23(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

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. Over the next 22 years of infantry soldiering, many of them spent with the Gloucester Regiment, he held every rank and many regimental appointments up to WO1 and Regimental Sergeant Major. he retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. 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 quality books in the Osprey Military list.

Table of Contents

The Evolution of Infantry Equipments · Infantry Knapsack Equipments 1808-71 · The 1871 Valise Equipment · The 1882 and 1888 Valise Equipment · The Pattern 1903 Bandolier Equipment · Officers' Equipment · The Plates

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