Wellington's Rifles

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The green-jacketed riflemen of Wellington's Peninsular Army were an innovation at the time and played an important part in Britain's military success. This study of the new regiments, made famous by Bernard Cornwell's novels starring Richard Sharpe, examines the introduction of more accurate 'rifled' muskets into the British Army and investigates the training and tactics of the riflemen, as well as describing each of their significant engagements from the Seven Years War in North America to Waterloo.

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Wellington's Rifles

Wellington's Rifles

The Origins, Development and Battles of the Rifle Regiments in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo from 1758 to 1815

Hardback2013pp Illustrated244x160mm

9781781592878     Product Code: 224694

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The green-jacketed riflemen of Wellington's Peninsular Army were an innovation at the time and played an important part in Britain's military success. This study of the new regiments, made famous by Bernard Cornwell's novels starring Richard Sharpe, examines the introduction of more accurate 'rifled' muskets into the British Army and investigates the training and tactics of the riflemen, as well as describing each of their significant engagements from the Seven Years War in North America to Waterloo.

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