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Riflemen chapter 1 Riflemen , meaning Riflemen , genre Riflemen , book cover Riflemen , flies Riflemen , Riflemen 4a6b5247f86e8 The Th Battalion Of The Th Royal American Regiment Was The First Rifle Battalion In The Regular British Army Raised In , It Marked A Significant Step In The Development Of British Light Infantry And Rifle Corps Lieutenant Colonel Francis De Rottenburg, The Battalion S Commander For Almost Years, Formulated The First British Army Light Infantry ManualAfter Serving In Ireland During The Rebellion, In The West Indies, And In The Americas, The Battalion Rose To Fame During The Peninsular War It Was One Of Only Three Battalions To Be Present From The Initial Landings In Portugal Through To The Invasion Of France, And Victory Six Years Later Divided Between The Brigades Of Wellington S Army To Provide Specialist Rifle And Skirmishing Capability, The Riflemen Often Formed Advance Or Rear Guards, Patrols And Outposts Frequently Praised By Wellington And His Divisional Commanders, The Battalion Won Battle HonoursDrawing On Official Records, Memoirs, Court Martial Transcripts, Inspection Reports, And Unpublished Letters, Riflemen Recounts Not Only The Campaigns In Which The Battalion Fought, But Also Many Personal Stories Of The Soldiers Who Served With It Riflemen Includes Tales Of Murder, Promotion From The Ranks, Desertion, Prisoners Of War, And Small Actions That Are Often Overlooked As The First History Of The Battalion Written In Almost Years, It Sheds New Light On A Vital Component Of Wellington S Army And Its Important Place In The History Of The British Army

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    Fantastic account of a much neglected regiment.When somebody mentions the Rifles during the Peninsular War, most of us think immediately of the 95th, probably thanks to Bernard Cornwell s Sharpe novels and the associated TV series After reading this entertaining, well researched and well written account of the 5th battalion of the 60th, I for one am likely to think of them first.Robert Griffith has given us a brilliant account of the battalion, from its formation in 1797, through to its final disbandment in 1818 He intersperses chapters about organisation, command structure, recruitment and equipment with detailed accounts of the campaigns and battles and serves up a generous helping of anecdotes about the men who served in the battalion through the long years of the war.The author brings his subject to life in a way that makes this an excellent read as well as an invaluable research tool The level of detail about the lives and experience of these men is extraordinary, but never dry or dull to read I can see myself dipping into this book for years to come for my own research, but once I d started, I read it from cover to cover just because it s a good book.I d recommend this to anybody with an interest in the Peninsular Wars Riflemen is an impressive piece of scholarship but also a very fine read.

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