Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop Now Shop now
Start reading TALES FROM THE RIFLE BRIGADE: Adventures in the Rifle Br... on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

TALES FROM THE RIFLE BRIGADE: Adventures in the Rifle Brigade Random Shots From a Rifleman: "Adventures in the Rifle Brigade" AND "Random Shot [Kindle Edition]

Captain Kincaid
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £14.99
Kindle Price: £0.99 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £14.00 (93%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £0.99  
Paperback £14.99  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

To Napoleon's troops, the sharp shooters of the 95th (Rifle) Regiment were 'the rascals in green', famed throughout Europe for their bravery, skill, and dash. Kincaid's Adventures in the Rifle Brigade was the first book to be published by a veteran, recounting the amazing escapades of this legendary unit in the war against French armies in Portugal and Spain. His second volume, Random Shots From a Rifleman, is just as vivid and memorable as the first, and finishes with a remarkable first-hand description of the Waterloo campaign from the ordinary soldier's point of view. The two volumes, here bound together in abridged form, add up to one of the most enthralling eyewitness records of regimental soldiering ever written. Although other Rifles memoirs quickly followed, none achieved the commercial or critical success of Kincaid's collection of unforgettable anecdotes.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product Description

About the Author

John Kincaid saw action with the 95th Rifles through several of the major campaigns and battles of the Napoleonic Wars. He went to the Iberian Peninsula with Wellington's army and was involved in most of the famous actions in Portugal and Spain - at Almeida, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria and Toulouse, and he was in at the finish in Belgium, at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Throughout the period he keenly observed and recorded his experiences and in later life produced two classic military

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 768 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military; Abridged edition (19 Sept. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5TXPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,816 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Napoleonic raconteur 3 Aug. 2008
By Sean
Format:Paperback
If you could name one Peninsular memoir writer who leaps into fame (or infamy) more than any other that, writer would be certainly be Captain John Kincaid. His Adventures from the Rifle Brigade (1830) began the process of solidifying the fame of that august regiment; Kincaid was followed by Leech (1831), Costello (1841) and Harris (1848); Kincaid himself followed up with Random Shots from a Rifleman (1835), another volume of missing anecdotes and bits and pieces which he left out of Adventures. The discovery of George Simmons' diary and the publication of Harry Smith's autobiography at the tale end of the century seemed to complete the process. Naturally Bernard Cornwell placed Richard Sharpe in the green-jacket of the 95th. Kincaid can be credited with getting the ball rolling as to the process of eulogising the Rifles.

Kincaid entered the Peninsular War in 1810, was present at its conclusion and fought a year later at the Battle of Waterloo. Sir Charles Oman described him as remembering all the 'grotesque incidents, ludicrous situations, practical jokes and misadventures'. His memoirs are a farcical and an anecdotal burlesque. There is almost something Dickensian about his writings (I have Pickwick Papers in mind here). There is also a 'devil may care' attitude and John Bull stridency running throughout. Kincaid I imagine, Baker rifle in tow, would cut a frightening figure in these politically-correct times.

He describes the officer's regulation sabre as 'better calculated to shave a lady's maid than a Frenchman's head'. His particular trait is pinpointing eccentric regimental characters such as the gentlemen volunteer who 'though he always went into battle with us...no one ever saw him again until it was all over''.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 16 Mar. 2013
By Mrs. A. Wright VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not really of a military mind I read this book because I had enjoyed the stories of Harry Smith. This book is rather different. You feel you are with the brigade during battles. It is exciting, elating, sad and stimulating. Always felt that Johnny Kincaid was a devil me care fellow and it is true that to some extent he was. He was also sensitive,keenly observant and had a great sense of the ridiculous. I loved his humour above all.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! 22 Aug. 2012
By Chris
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Another "Excellent book!". My review is word for word the same as I submitted for a similar book but this doesn't make it any less valid - This is a really excellent book! It is interesting to read something that was written so long ago rather than a modern interpretation of history.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A very entertaining book and well worth a read if you are interested in the Peninsula war and Wellington's brilliant campaign. Highly Recommended
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tales from the rifle brigade 1 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Interesting account of the peninsula wars brings too mind the sharp novels which were excellent .whilst marvelling at the duke of Wellington s command and his strategy and also the unbelievable bravery of his armies in various battles it brings to light the unsavoury spectacle of the victorious British rampaging through badajos looting and raping amongst other places .it makes one realise how the Portuguese and Spanish populace suffered at the hands of both sides .struggled slightly with the old English terminology used by captain Kincaid ,but worth a read especially if your interested in this period .
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The real Sharpe's rifles 7 Mar. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Written by Captain John Kincaid this is the true stories of the 95th rifle regiment, made famous on tv by Sean Bean in Sharpe. If you like this period in history, you will enjoy the book which is full of humerous events, some of them grotesque. Vivid battle descriptions, especially Waterloo, and it leaves you in no doubt that back then, life was cheap. The narrative is a little old fashioned, but we'll worth reading.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 8 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Short, concise chapters. Easily readable; good historical accounts. Would have liked a little more information on personalities, emotions and battle scenes; or perhaps more information on followers and baggage trains etc..
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, great reading. 16 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I haven't finished this book yet but have enjoyed greatly the story line, and most of all the way its written and the English of that era. Great reading and will check if he has written any more.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I've always wanted to know what happened after Waterloo!
I've wanted to know what happened to Johnny Kincaid for years. Now I do!
Published 1 month ago by Miss Sally V Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars but non the worse for that
An insight into life in the Peninsular war, very amusing. Written in the somewhat flowery language of the time, but non the worse for that. Very enjoyable.
Published 2 months ago by JOHN E PORTER
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent!
Published 2 months ago by stephen bradbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it downloaded straight away and I love reading this
Published 5 months ago by M. F. Bradshaw
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good well written book
Published 6 months ago by roy craven
5.0 out of 5 stars splendid memoirs
Splendid tales of war with Wellington, written with a witty and acute eye by the real life inspiration forSharpe novels.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars 95th in the19th Century
The writing is from a different time and gives you a feel for that era. Lots of understated bravery which is typical of the British Army of the 1800's. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MCC
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Most excellent!
Published 11 months ago by Redman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book again it's an area of history i have ...
Good book again it's an area of history i have been reading for over 30 years i have a large library of napoleon ix books so this era is always of interest to me personally good... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A potted history with some excellent stories of the war in the Peninsula.
Published 14 months ago by Robert L. Watson
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category