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Chappell, Wellington’s Peninsula Regiments: Volume One – The Irish / Volume Two…

Chappell, Wellington's Peninsula Regiments: Volume One - The Irish / Volume Two

Chappell, Mike. Wellington’s Peninsula Regiments: Volume One – The Irish / Volume Two – The Light Infantry. Two volumes sold as set. Oxford / New York, Osprey Publishing, 2003 / 2004. 18.5cm x 25cm. 48 pages / 50 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition. From the series Men-at-Arms (Numbers 382 & 400).

The forces which Wellington led in Portugal and Spain and up into southern France during the Peninsular War (1808-1814) achieved a record of victory perhaps unmatched in the history of the British Army.

Volume One examines the 40 per cent of this volunteer armywho were Irishmen – a remarkable figure, given the recent unrest and bloodshed in Ireland. This book details the record, and illustrates the uniforms and equipment, of the two cavalry and three infantry units boasting formal Irish identity: the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, 18th Hussars, 27th (Enniskillen), 87th (Prince of Wales’s Own Irish), and 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiments of Foot.

Also among Wellington’s infantry were the regiments of the Light Division, who were self-consciously an élite, trained to fight with initiative and independence on the exposed edges of the marching army. Volume Two explains their evolution and tactics, details the campaigns in which they fought and illustrates the uniforms and equipment of the Light Infantry regiments: the 43rd (Monmouthshire), 52nd (Oxfordshire), 51st (2nd Yorkshire), 68th (Durham) and 85th (Bucks Volunteers).

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Chappell, Wellington's Peninsula Regiments: Volume One - The Irish / Volume Two - The Light Infantry.
Chappell, Wellington’s Peninsula Regiments: Volume One – The Irish / Volume Two – The Light Infantry.