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The Resource Wellington's rifles : six years to Waterloo with England's legendary sharpshooters, Mark Urban

Wellington's rifles : six years to Waterloo with England's legendary sharpshooters, Mark Urban

Label
Wellington's rifles : six years to Waterloo with England's legendary sharpshooters
Title
Wellington's rifles
Title remainder
six years to Waterloo with England's legendary sharpshooters
Statement of responsibility
Mark Urban
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Wellington's 95th Rifles was one of history's great fighting units, and Mark Urban brings it and the Napoleonic War gloriously to life in this unique chronicle. Focusing primarily on six soldiers in the 1st Battalion -- Captain Peter O'Hare, Second Lieutenant George Simmons, and privates Robert Fairfoot, Joseph Almond, Edward Costello, and William Brotherhood -- Urban tells the Rifles' story from May 25, 1809, when the men shipped out of Great Britain to join Wellington's army in Spain, through the battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Drawing on diaries, letters, and other personal accounts, Urban's vivid narrative allows readers to feel the thrill and horror of famous battles, the hardship of the march across Europe, and the bravery and camaraderie of a 19th-century band of brothers. Of the six soldiers who are at the heart of Urban's story, three never came home. One died a hero's death, another paid the price for a commanders mistake, and the third suffered the ultimate disgrace of execution at the hands of his own comrades. The three survivors experienced some of the most intense hardships imaginable and, between them, were wounded 10 times. In the process of their campaigns, the 95th Rifles became legendary, and the innovative tactics they employed -- taking aim at their targets, taking cover when being shot at, tactically firing and maneuvering -- became a model for the modern concept of infantrymen. - Jacket flap
  • Focusing primarily on six soldiers in the 1st Battalion of Wellington's Army during the Napoleonic War. They were shipped out in May 1809 where the story begins and carries through to the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Diaries, letters, and other personal accounts are used to retell the famous battles and hardships when England became the foremost world power of the century
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.2/742/092241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC226.6.P362
LC item number
U73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wellington's rifles : six years to Waterloo with England's legendary sharpshooters, Mark Urban
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Rifles. London : Faber and Faber, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Departures : May 1809 -- Talavera : July-August 1809 -- Guadiana : August-December 1809 -- Barba del Puerco : January-July 1810 -- The coa : July 1810 -- Wounded : July-August 1810 -- Busaco : September 1810 -- The corporal's stripes : September 1810-February 1811 -- Pombal : March-April 1811 -- Sabugal : April 1811 -- Fuentes d'Onoro : May-June 1811 -- The gentleman volunteer : June-September 1811 -- Deserters : October-December 1811 -- The storm of cuidad rodrigo : January 1812 -- The reckoning : January-March 1812 -- Badajoz : March-April 1812 -- The disgrace : April 1812 -- The Salamanca campaign : May-December 1812 -- The regimental mess : December 1812-May 1813 -- Vitoria : May-June 1813 -- The nivelle : July-November 1813 -- The nive : November-December 1813 -- Tarbes : January-March 1814 -- Castel sarrazin : April-June 1814 -- Quatre bras : April-June 1815 -- Waterloo : June 1815 and afterwards -- The legend is born
Control code
ocm55068124
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780802714374
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)55068124
Label
Wellington's rifles : six years to Waterloo with England's legendary sharpshooters, Mark Urban
Publication
Note
Originally published: Rifles. London : Faber and Faber, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Departures : May 1809 -- Talavera : July-August 1809 -- Guadiana : August-December 1809 -- Barba del Puerco : January-July 1810 -- The coa : July 1810 -- Wounded : July-August 1810 -- Busaco : September 1810 -- The corporal's stripes : September 1810-February 1811 -- Pombal : March-April 1811 -- Sabugal : April 1811 -- Fuentes d'Onoro : May-June 1811 -- The gentleman volunteer : June-September 1811 -- Deserters : October-December 1811 -- The storm of cuidad rodrigo : January 1812 -- The reckoning : January-March 1812 -- Badajoz : March-April 1812 -- The disgrace : April 1812 -- The Salamanca campaign : May-December 1812 -- The regimental mess : December 1812-May 1813 -- Vitoria : May-June 1813 -- The nivelle : July-November 1813 -- The nive : November-December 1813 -- Tarbes : January-March 1814 -- Castel sarrazin : April-June 1814 -- Quatre bras : April-June 1815 -- Waterloo : June 1815 and afterwards -- The legend is born
Control code
ocm55068124
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780802714374
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)55068124

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