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Wellington’s Highlanders (Men-at-Arms Series 253)

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Stuart Reid, Bryan Fosten – Wellington's Highlanders
Osprey Publishing | 1992 | ISBN: 1855322560 | English | 48 pages | PDF | 9.06 MB
Men-at-Arms Series 253

Wellington’s Highlanders (Men-at-Arms Series 253)
Ultimately, regiments are judged by their behaviour in battle; and highlanders have always had a reputation as 'stormers', as exemplified by the impetuous charge of the Gordons at Waterloo, intermingled with the Scots greys. This reputation probably resulted at least in part from an unusually close bonding between officers and men, and an assumption that highlanders were natural soldiers, possessed of an impetuous spirit and temperamentally more inclined to use the bayonet. Complemented by many illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Bryan Fosten, Stuart Reid's engaging text examines the uniforms and organisation of Wellington's Highlanders.
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18th Century Highlanders (Men-at-Arms Series 261)

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Stuart Reid, Mike Chappell – 18th Century Highlanders
Osprey Publishing | 1993 | ISBN: 1855323168 | English | 48 pages | PDF | 9.74 MB
Men-at-Arms Series 261

18th Century Highlanders (Men-at-Arms Series 261)
The new 43rd Regiment formed in 1739 not only wore bonnets, but had short jackets in place of coats, and belted plaids instead of breeches. In addition to their firelocks and bayonets they were armed with Scots broadswords, pistols and dirks. In the early days a few of them may even have carried circular shields or targets. The British Army was never to be the same again. Stuart Reid explores the history, clothing and equipment of the 18th-century Highland regiments, in a text complemented by a multitude of photographs and illustrations, including full colour plates.
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18th Century Highlanders (Men-at-Arms Series 261)

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Stuart Reid, Mike Chappell – 18th Century Highlanders
Osprey Publishing | 1993 | ISBN: 1855323168 | English | 48 pages | PDF | 9.74 MB
Men-at-Arms Series 261

18th Century Highlanders (Men-at-Arms Series 261)
The new 43rd Regiment formed in 1739 not only wore bonnets, but had short jackets in place of coats, and belted plaids instead of breeches. In addition to their firelocks and bayonets they were armed with Scots broadswords, pistols and dirks. In the early days a few of them may even have carried circular shields or targets. The British Army was never to be the same again. Stuart Reid explores the history, clothing and equipment of the 18th-century Highland regiments, in a text complemented by a multitude of photographs and illustrations, including full colour plates.
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The South Africa 1853 Medal

The South Africa 1853 Medal
Samson Books Ltd. | 1978 | ISBN: 0906304024 | English | 161 Pages | PDF | 137 MB

This book is the Roll of the recipients and the story of the campaign medal issued for the frontier wars between 1834 and 1853. Just over 10,500 medals were struck. The author has done tremendous work in transcribing surviving rolls and recreating lost ones. Nominal lists are presented for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, 7th Dragoon Guards, 12th Lancers, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Sappers and Miners, 2nd Queen's Royal, 6th Royal Warwickshire, 12th East Suffolk, 27th Inniskilling, 43rd Monmouthshire, 45th Nottinghamshire, 60th Kings Royal Rifles, 72nd Duke of Albany's Highlanders, 73rd, 74th Highlanders, 75th, 90th Perthshire Volunteers, 91st Argyllshire, Rifle Brigade, Cape Mounted Riflemen, Staff, and colonial corps and levies. Other points covered are the pale orange ribbon, Sir Harry Smith's medals distributed for gallantry, and statistics for the several campaigns.

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