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Redcoat by Richard   Holmes
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Excellent. A comprehensive look at the British Army (from soldiers on up to officers but also including army agents, camp followers, wives and childeren, etc) from recruitment and training to transportation, march, battle and siege, bivouac, recreation, pay and "retirement". The author focuses on the period when the "Brown Bess" musket wa the primary weapon of the British infantryman - from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, through the Peninsular Campaign and Waterloo, up through the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny.
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Reading Progress

September 26, 2011 – Shelved
September 26, 2011 – Shelved as: nonfiction
September 26, 2011 – Shelved as: history
September 26, 2011 – Shelved as: war
September 26, 2011 – Shelved as: 19th-century
September 26, 2011 – Shelved as: early-19th-century
September 26, 2011 – Shelved as: napoleonic-and-regency
November 25, 2012 – Started Reading
November 25, 2012 – Shelved as: 18th-century
November 25, 2012 – Shelved as: colonial-america
December 2, 2012 –
page 323
69.31%
December 9, 2012 –
page 466
100.0%
December 9, 2012 – Shelved as: spain-and-portugal
December 9, 2012 – Shelved as: india
December 9, 2012 – Finished Reading

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