The British Redcoat: 1740-93

The British Redcoat: 1740-93

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By (author) Stuart Reid, Illustrated by Richard Hook

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 244mm x 5mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 15 January 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1855325543
  • ISBN 13: 9781855325548
  • Illustrations note: 12 colour and 60 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 452,435

Product description

During this period, the British army earned itself a formidable reputation as a fighting force. However, due to its role as a police force at home, and demonisation by American propaganda during the American Revolution (1763-1776), the army was viewed as little removed from a penal institution run by aristocratic dilettantes. This view, still held by many today, is challenged by Stuart Reid, who paints a picture of an increasingly professional force. This was an important time of change and improvement for the British Army, and British Redcoat 1740-1793 fully brings this out in its comprehensive examination of the lives, conditions and experiences of the late 18th-century infantryman

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Author information

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His other titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King George's Army 1740-1793 and Warrior 21 Highland Clansman 1689-1746.