This book contains new research into the uniforms and insignia - and the battle history - of the crack Light Infantry regiments, which distinguished themselves on a score of battlefields in the Peninsular War, 1808-14. The Light Division was Wellington's crack formation, with a tremendous battle record gained through imaginative tactics and high training as well as courage. Information about the little-known second Light Division which served in eastern Spain is also included in this fascinating account of these elite troops. Highly detailed illustrations and anecdotes bring to life members of Wellington's Light Infantry regiment during the Peninsula War.
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(250mm x 190mm x 6mm)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Author Biography - Mike Chappell
Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952. Over the next 22 years of infantry soldiering, many of them spent with the Gloucester Regiment, he held every rank and many regimental appointments up to WOI and Regimental Sergeant Major. He retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has written and illustrated many quality books for Osprey.