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Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket - Richard Holmes
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[SR: 177524], Taschenbuch, [EAN: 9780006531524], Harpercollins Publishers, Harpercollins Publishers, Book, [PU: Harpercollins Publishers], Harpercollins Publishers, Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket, The battlefield museum of Waterloo, Richard Holmes comments in Redcoat, tells us much about Napoleon, Wellington and their senior commanders but far less about the men they led. Holmes aims, in this massively researched history, to redress the balance. He does so by piling up facts, information and anecdotes, many of them culled from memoirs of the period, to illustrate the everyday life of British soldiers in the 18th and 19th centuries, from the Battle of Blenheim to the Crimean War. In the hands of a less gifted historian this might have made for a dry, daunting and overpowering text. Holmes, however, has a sharp eye for the telling details and the memorable stories that bring the past to life. He pays as much attention to the small-scale as to the larger picture: a soldier is promoted because "his beautiful black eyes and whiskers had attracted the notice of his colonel's lady"; Crimea-bound infantrymen play cricket in "what the scorebook calls Sultan's Valley, Asia Minor"; black musician-soldiers enrich the repertoire of a regimental band; a respected military surgeon is revealed, after death, to have been a woman dressed as a man. Yet Holmes is always aware of that larger picture and of the hardships and dangers of the military life. His chapters on the floggings and punishments inflicted on the common soldier and on the terrible wounds that battle could bring--which again make vivid use of period memoirs--are often very moving. Anyone wanting to find out how the ordinary soldier of the 18th and 19th centuries was recruited, how he was drilled, how he fought, how he lived and (often) how he died, need look no further than this impressive work of popular history. --Nick Rennison, 65621011, Militärwissenschaft, 65140011, Geschichte, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 69028011, Sachbücher, 69388011, Auto & Motorrad, 69430011, Bildung, 69481011, Feiertage, 69286011, Frauenforschung, 69029011, Philosophie, 69077011, Politik, 69469011, Regierung, 69108011, Sozialwissenschaften, 69280011, Stadtplanung & -entwicklung, 69296011, Transport, 69289011, Verbrechen & Kriminalität, 69276011, Wahre Geschichten, 69413011, Zeitgeschehen, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher

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Hodder & Stoughton, 1999. Paperback. Very Good.. | 418pp. Index. Bibliography. | [Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps [1]; From the cover: “Sixty years ago, Europe lay at Hitler's feet. Britain faced its darkest hour - outnumbered and friendless as the German army continued its advance. Defea...] Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Your purchase means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition ::, Hodder & Stoughton, 1999, HarperCollins, 2002. Paperback. Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled.. | B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 466pp. Index. Bibliography. | [A later printing.] Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Your purchase means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition ::, HarperCollins, 2002

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Magnificent history of the common British soldier from 1700 to 1900 by one of Britain's best-known and accomplished military writers and broadcasters. Red Coat is non-fiction Sharpe, filled with anecdote and humour as well as historical analysis., [PU: William Collins; HarperCollins]

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Redcoat is the brilliant story of the common British soldier from 1700 to 1900, based on the letters and diaries of the men who served and the women who followed them. History History eBook, HarperCollins Publishers

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Redcoat
Author:

Holmes, Richard

Title:

Redcoat

ISBN:

0006531520

An extremely well-reviewed, comprehensive history of the everyday life of British soldiers in the 18th and 19th centuries, from the Battle of Blenheim to the Crimean War. "Superbly illustrated and designed. It illuminates a tough, at times brutal, and at times heroic world with a pinpoint clarity" "Sunday Telegraph".

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780006531524
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0006531520
Paperback
Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks
Weight: 0,440 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0006531520

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0-00-653152-0, 978-0-00-653152-4

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