BRASSEY’S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS : NAPOLEONIC WARS – WELLINGTON’S ARMY.

Fletcher, Ian.


£25.00




1st Eng., ed., 1996. 143 pp., profusely illustrated with cold., plates + b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 21cm. FINE. This book is the definitive guide to all the uniforms worn in the Duke of Wellington’s victorious army from the Peninsular War to Waterloo. Each regiment and unit in Wellington’s Army is described and its uniforms and equipment detailed. The author takes his research into the history of British uniforms beyond the regulations laid down for what a soldier should wear. He describes the reality of life on campaign, the wear and tear on uniforms, and the way uniforms were adapted. How uncomfortable was it to wear a cocked hat in the rain with water running off it like a fountain ? Drawing on first-hand accounts, the author creates a true picture of what Wellington’s redcoats really looked like. Profusely illustrated with coloured and black & white illustrations.


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