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Redcoat Officer 1740-1815 (Warrior) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Stuart Reid , Gerry Embleton
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16 Jan 2002 Warrior (Book 42)
The commissioned officer ranks in the British Army from 1740-1815 were almost entirely composed of the affluent and educated - the sons of the landed gentry, the wealthy, and other professional people. This title looks at the enlistment, training, daily life and combat experiences of the typical British officer in the crucial periods of the North American conflicts, the Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. It compliments the author's previous treatments in Warrior 19 British Redcoat 1740-93 and Warrior 20 British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, which deal exclusively with the common infantryman, and balances these discussions through a look at the 'fellows in silk stockings'. Particular emphasis is placed on the experiences and activities in North America in the late 18th century.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (16 Jan 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841763799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841763798
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 17.8 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His previous titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King George's Army 1740-1793 and Warrior 21 Highland Clansman 1689-1746. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the medieval period, but with a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Standard Fare 21 July 2010
This is another example of Osprey's tried and trusted format and those familiar with this series of books know exactly what to expect.
For those new to the "Warrior" series, specific subjects are covered in more detail then in the standard "Men at Arms" series and this is also reflected in the coloured art work, which concentrates on uniforms and equipment.
I would have liked more emphasis on the former in this volume, rather than detailed accounts of the contents of the baggage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative. 28 April 2013
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I chose this rating because although the information was commendably detailed, it seemed rather limited in examples. This is understandable due to the fact that if it were more in depth on a wide basis, the book would be infringing on either of the two era's is represents.

A few good things about this work is the lack of fluff; it is simply meat and potatoes with nothing in between. There are various colorful and detailed plates; The information described herein equally covers the from pre-American Revolution all the way up to the end of the Napoleonic age in a brief summary.

It is detailed and informative, a willing aid to any knowledge hungry hobbyist, enthusiast, home librarian, or writer, and I consider it such a very good thing that there is a company like Osprey to publish such works. I would recommend this book. If you are new to the subject, this is an excellent start to such a specific area of interest.
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