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is the story of the British soldier--those noncommissioned men whom Kipling called "the backbone of the army"--from roughly 1760 to 1860. Based on the letters and diaries of the men who served and the women who followed them, this book is rich in the history of a fascinating era. Among the highlights are Wolfe's victory and death at Quebec, Wellington's Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Kabul, the Crimean War, and the Indian Mutiny. The focus of , however, is on the individual recollections and experiences of the ordinary soldiers in the wars of Georgian and early Victorian England. Through their stories and anecdotes--of uniforms, equipment, floggings, wounds, food, barrack life, courage, comradeship, death, love, and loss--Richard Holmes provides a comprehensive portrait of an extraordinarily successful fighting force.

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A rich, anecdotal history of the British soldier from the American Revolution through the Indian Mutiny.

Synopsis:

Based on the letters and diaries of the British soldiers who served as the backbone of the army from 1760 to 1860, this illuminating book is rich in the history of a fascinating era. of illustrations.

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Richard Holmes is a celebrated military historian. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393052114
Author:
Holmes, Richard
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain History, Military.
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
62
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of plates, map, portraits, some
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.8 in 1.915 lb

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Product details 496 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393052114 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A rich, anecdotal history of the British soldier from the American Revolution through the Indian Mutiny.
"Synopsis" by , Based on the letters and diaries of the British soldiers who served as the backbone of the army from 1760 to 1860, this illuminating book is rich in the history of a fascinating era. of illustrations.
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