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I'm currently in the middle of two books on the period: Wellington's Engineers by Mark Thompson and European Armies of the French Revolution edited by Rick Schneid.
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Reading Bernard Cornwell's "Waterloo" at the moment. His 1st non fiction book. So far a very good read.
Ah, my favorite book from that series It would deserve a stand-alone movie.
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About a week ago I received this excellent book.

http://www.christahook.co.uk/peninsularbook

Mine is number 89 of 200 signed by the artist Christa Hook.

On page 133, There is a full page picture that says it all for me, and that is a reconstruction of a gent of whom I have had a lot of admiration over the years of reading about the 95th Regiment of Foot [Riflemen]. That gent is Lieutenant James Gairdner of the 95th, depicted in full dress (c.1816), the only American (he returned home to the U.S in 1826 after retiring from the regiment in 1826) to serve in the regiment.

Apart from a few, small examples of preliminary sketches and one or two photo's of Christa at work and of her in her younger years with her dad Richard Hook (another great Military artist), all the pictures are in full colour

Oh! there is also a donation given to the Rifles Charity for every copy sold.

The only criticism I have of the book, is that some of the pictures cover two pages, which means the bane of the spine crease.

The book price is only £15.00 / $23.00 / 21.00 euros.

I rate the book 9/10

If it weren't for the pictures spanning two pages, I would give it the full 10.

Paul
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Just ordered these two Kieth Rocco illustrated books that are due out in March.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1...ilpage_o00_s00

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1...ilpage_o00_s00


After these two I'm going to sit on my hands as I have far too many 'yet-to-read' books which seem to be accumulating into a library all of its own!

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At last!

An American Sharpe

http://www.garethglovercollection.com/whatsnew.htm

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Sad death of an historian.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews...sQD?li=BBoPWjQ

https://www.amberley-books.com/throu...ellington.html

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I have just made myself a cup of tea, just had a late breakfast and will now lay back on the sofa and read my latest tome which I had taken delivery of this morning. It's this one.



When I have read it, I will of course give my opinion. I will also give ratings (though not a long critique of them as I would be at it 'tippi-tapping' on my keyboard for longer than I care) of the other books I have read over the past few years but have not commented on; not because they are necessarily bad, but because I was bad in not giving them a rating because of laziness

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on this link you can download 13 issues of the French magazine le passepoil
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I was wrong after an update its all issue's from 1920 until 1950 with four specials extra
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Nice find Dirk!

After what I have been posting of late on this and the TMP Napoleonics site concerning that densly land-mine strewn field of British army uniforms, I thought that I would start a new thread soon which may be of interest.

It may be ready for posting on Sunday or Monday, depending on if I have the time.

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I really need a good recommendation for a book which describes in some detail the everyday routine and work of British cavalry officers and men during the Napoleonic wars at home and on campaign. I found plenty about drill, parades, guard duty, marches, etc. But there were not marches or parades every day. What did they do on a day to day basis. What were the responsibilities of officers and men when they got up in the morning until they went to bed? Any recommendations?
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I really need a good recommendation for a book which describes in some detail the everyday routine and work of British cavalry officers and men during the Napoleonic wars at home and on campaign. I found plenty about drill, parades, guard duty, marches, etc. But there were not marches or parades every day. What did they do on a day to day basis. What were the responsibilities of officers and men when they got up in the morning until they went to bed? Any recommendations?
I do believe that the first thing was to excercise the horses early in the morning, clean out the stables, feed and groom them then have a parade, break for something to eat. There would also be guard duty, looking after the tack, more horse excercise, feeding grooming, mid-day meal more training, drill, excercising the horse, wash down, groom, clean up bed the horses down be dismissed, out for a pint and a wad. A trained trooper would spend most of his time looking after his mount, tack and equipment and guard duty.

Parades (Not the grand formal types) were part of every day duties. It was for making sure all were present, orders, inspections, sickness etc.

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