British Rifleman by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
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British Rifleman
By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

British Rifleman

1797-1815

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British Rifleman by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Book 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841761770
ISBN-10: 184176177X
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Philip J. Haythornthwaite

British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars by Philip J. Haythornthwaite British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars, Paperback (October 2016)

Explaining and illustrating the dramatic training and tactics of the Light Infantry and Rifle regiments, this comprehensive guide will appeal to anyone interested in the Napoleonic wars.

Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics by Philip J. Haythornthwaite Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics, Paperback (December 2013)

During the Napoleonic Wars all the major combatants fielded large numbers of light cavalry. In practice, light cavalry were often also employed for battlefield charges alongside the heavy cavalry. This book presents the study of the cavalry tactics of the armies of Napoleon and those of his allies and opponents.

Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics by Philip J. Haythornthwaite Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics, Paperback (July 2013)

During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry - the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. This title is a two-part study of the cavalry tactics of the armies of Napoleon and those of his allies and opponents.

Borodino, 1812 by Philip J. Haythornthwaite Borodino, 1812, Paperback (September 2012)

The battle of Borodino was one of the greatest encounters in European history, and one of the largest and most sanguinary in the Napoleonic Wars. This title covers the events of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812 in its entirety, with the set-piece battle of Borodino proving the focal point of the book.

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Author Biography - Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some forty books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion: cricket. Christa Hook is one of Osprey's most popular illustrators, a reputation justly deserved given the perfect blend of attention to detail and narrative realisation that characterises her artwork. Her work for Osprey to date has covered subjects such as the daily life of the Norman knight, the key battles of the Napoleonic wars, and the life of the US cavalryman of the 19th century. Christa lives and works in Sussex, UK.

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