British Rifleman 1797-1815

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British Rifleman 1797-1815

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781841761770
  • DDC分類 941

Full Description


The rifle corps of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars are among the most recognizable of all the soldiers of that era. Their distinctive dark green uniforms are as familiar as some of their exploits which have achieved considerable fame through the large number of memoirs written by members of the rifle corps as well as in modern fiction, most notably the Sharpe series. Apart from their reputation as a corps d'elite, the riflemen were, in their time, at the very cutting edge of military technology and tactical theory. This volume uses first-hand accounts and evidence to give a "soldier's eye view" of the British rifleman, his life and work.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       4 (4)
The Early Riflemen 4 (4)
The French Revolutionary Wars 8 (3)
The Rifle Corps 11(1)
Weaponry 12(6)
Rifles
Bayonets
Officers
Equipment 18(2)
Uniforms 20(2)
Recruiting 22(2)
Training 24(2)
Discipline 26(1)
Tactics 27(16)
Other Rifle Corps 43(1)
Services of the Rifle Corps 44(12)
Colour Plate Commentary 56(5)
Notes 61(1)
Bibliography 62(2)
Index 64