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Rifles : six years with Wellington's legendary sharpshooters

Author: Mark Urban
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a work of narrative history, Mark Urban traces the story of the 95th Rifles, the toughest and deadliest sharpshooters in Wellington's array." "Rifles follows the fortunes of the individual soldiers in a legendary regiment, drawing upon many new sources to recreate an extraordinary story of intimate hardship, bravery and comradeship - and an experience which will change the nature of warfare for ever." "As part  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Urban
ISBN: 0571216803 9780571216802
OCLC Number: 52785273
Description: 351 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Mark Urban.
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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 and thieving their way across Europe, they  Read more...

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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

 
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