WEAPONS & EQUIPMENT OF THE VICTORIAN SOLDIER.

Featherstone, Donald.


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2nd ed., 1996. 130 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. From 1815 to 1854, the British soldier received little that was new in the way of weapons or equipment but for the remainder of the century there was a steady improvement in his small arms and artillery. In South Africa in 1901, at the very end of the Victorian era, his arms and equipment were so superior to those he bore in 1837 as to resemble the difference between weapons of the 1970's and those of the Boer War. This study is complemented by the superb illustrations of John Mollo.


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