King George's Army, 1740-93
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King George's Army, 1740-93 by Stuart Reid
Book DescriptionThe 18th century was marked by a steady growth in central control of the British Army and a corresponding decrease in the influence enjoyed by individual commanding officers. The most obvious sign of this process was the increasing uniformity of the clothing issued each year to the soldiers. Nevertheless, as far as those who devised the Clothing Regulations were concerned, it was a constant, and invariably quite uphill struggle to enforce compliance. This companion volume to Men-at-Arms 285 takes a further look at the infantry uniforms of the mid-18th century British Army, also covering the various auxiliary infantry formations, such as the Militia, Volunteers, Marines and the troops of the East India Company.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855325647
(250mm x 185mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stuart Reid
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His life-long interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. He has a special interest in the British army during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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