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Kindle version - not up to scratch
on 23 May 2016
As some other reviewers have pointed out, the kindle version isn't as good as it should be. I'm using the kindle windows app and have read the book on large screens. Despite this, it is not really possible to see the detail in the diagrams. The regimental lineage tables at the back of the book are also very difficult to see - to say they are unreadable is going too far, but they are not far off!
Overall there are quite a few format problems in the kindle version. I have no idea if the text matches the book version precisely, but there are some strange editing failures in the kindle version. For example the section on the 62nd Regiment during the American War of Independence contains the sentence:
"It was interned for most of the war at Cambridge in November 1777, Rutland in November 1778, Charlottesville to June 1781 and Lancaster until April 1783 over a difference between cartridge pouches and boxes."
As another reviewer has pointed out the book doesn't seem to quite know what it is covering as its subject - the cover title is "British Army Uniforms from 1751 to 1783 : including the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence" - and yet the kindle version gives its electronic title as "British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751 - 1783". Despite the reference to the Seven Years' War on the cover, that war barely gets a mention in the text.
So all-in-all a mixed bag. I'm quite willing to believe the physical book is worth four or even five stars, but I can't give the kindle version any more than three.