'Rifleman' Harris

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (88 of 91)
Location: Manchester, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,907,727 - Total Helpful Votes: 88 of 91
Rifles - Six Years With Wellington's Legendary Sha&hellip by Mark Urban
88 of 91 people found the following review helpful
This book is a cracking read.The author peels away layers of myth and tells it like it was.
The officer who hid in his tent to avoid a battle gets his due, so does the sergeant who got himself a comfy job in the hospital store room to avoid fighting. At the same time the guys who fought the French again and again - desperate not to let their regiment down despite suffering terrible conditions get the praise they deserve. In other words the 95th can at last be judged as real men rather than the two dimensional heroes of previous books.
Urban flags up the stories of several soldiers and officers to show what kind of people they were, where they came from, what their hopes and fears… Read more