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Rifles : Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters - Mark Urban


Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters

Paperback Published: 2nd September 2004
ISBN: 9780571216819
Number Of Pages: 368

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As part of the Light Division created to act as the advance guard of Wellington's army, the 95th Rifles are the first into battle and the last out. Fighting, thieving and raping their way across Europe, they are clearly no ordinary troops. The 95th are in fact the first British soldiers to take aim at their targets, to take cover when being shot at, to move tactically by fire and manoeuvre. And by the end of six-year campaign they have not only proved themselves the toughest fighters in the army, they have also - at huge personal cost - created the modern notion of the infantryman.

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'If you like Sharpe, then this book is a must, your Christmas present solved.' Bernard Cornwell, Daily Mail 'A brilliant warts-and-all depiction of Wellington's famous riflemen.' Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9780571216819
ISBN-10: 0571216811
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 2nd September 2004
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1