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Rifles : six years with Wellington's legendary sharpshooters

Author: Mark Urban
Publisher: London : Faber, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an exhilarating work of narrative history, Mark Urban traces the story of the 95th Rifles, the toughest and deadliest sharpshooters in Wellington's army.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Urban
ISBN: 0571216811 9780571216819
OCLC Number: 56346181
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber, 2003.
Description: xiv, 351 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
1. Departures : May 1809 --
2. Talavera : July-August 1809 --
3. Guadiana : August-December 1809 --
4. Barba del Puerco : January-July 1810 --
5. The Coa : July 1810 --
6. Wounded : July-August 1810 --
7. Busaco : September 1810 --
8. The Corporal's stripes : September 1810-February 1811 --
9. Pombal : March-April 1811 --
10. Sabugal : April 1811 --
11. Fuentes d'Onoro : May-June 1811 --
12. The gentleman volunteer : June-September 1811 --
13. Deserters : October-December 1811 --
14. The storm of Ciudad Rodrigo : January 1812 --
15. The reckoning : January-March 1812 --
16. Badajoz : March-April 1812 --
17. The disgrace : April 1812 --
18. The Salamanca campaign : May-December 1812 --
19. The regimental mess : December 1812-May 1813 --
20. Vitoria : May-June 1813 --
21. The Nivelle : July-November 1813 --
22. The Nive : November-December 1813 --
23. Tarbes : January-March 1814 --
24. Castel Sarrazin : April-June 1814 --
25. Quatre Bras : April-June 1815 --
26. Waterloo : June 1815 and afterwards --
27. The legend is born --
Notes on sources --
Bibliography --
Index.
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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