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.
About the Author
Lieutenant Colonel Ian McCulloch is a military historian, the former Deputy Director of History & Heritage, and now serves as the Special Assistant to the Director-General of Health Services for the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa. He has published historical articles in numerous North American journals and magazines and is finishing a book on the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade in World War I.
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