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British Napoleonic infantry tactics : 1792-1815

Author: Philip J Haythornthwaite; Steve Noon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2008.
Series: Elite, 164.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains, with a wealth of quotations and specific examples, the practical details behind the remarkable achievements of the British armies in the Peninsula and elsewhere. The author uses period sources--training manuals, operation orders and personal accounts--to transcend the usual cliches about 'line-vs-column' and the defensive square. After clear descriptions of exactly how Wellington's battalions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Haythornthwaite; Steve Noon
ISBN: 9781846032226 1846032229
OCLC Number: 244246711
Description: 64 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The manuals --
The battalion --
Marching and formations --
The musket --
Light infantry --
Application in the field --
Brigade tactics --
Special operations.
Series Title: Elite, 164.
Responsibility: Philip Haythornthwaite ; illustrated by Steve Noon.
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The British Army that faced Napoleon in the Peninsula was small by continental standards, but it consistently out-fought larger French armies, never losing a major open-field action.  Read more...

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