Haythornthwaite, Philip J.


Spellmount, Staplehurst, 1st ed., 1997. 192 pp., numerous cold. + b&w ills., maps & plans. D.j., 28 x 22cm. Lower corners bumped o/w FINE In 1813 Wellington described his army as "probably the most complete machine for its numbers now existing in Europe". Drawing on a huge array of sources, including unpublished contemporary material, this book describes in detail the composition and evolution of the British Amy and its Allied foreign contingents throughout the Napoleonic Wars. All aspects are covered from the life of the ordinary redcoat to weaponry, tactics, administration, supporting services at home and Wellington's military genius. An account of all the campaigns shows how this army was employed and full coverage is also accorded the Royal Navy. Supported by lavish illustrations.

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