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    A British Rifle Man: The Journals and Correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, During the Peninsular War and the Campaign of Waterloo (Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History) (Paperback) By (author) George Simmons, Edited by William Willoughby Cole Verner

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    DescriptionOriginally published in 1899, these writings by George Simmons (1785-1858) complement the work of other officers who served in the famous 95th Rifles between 1809 and 1815. Extremely descriptive and informative, the book covers all of the major battles and sieges of the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign in which Simmons' regiment was engaged during this period. Simmons himself was badly wounded at the Battle of the Coa in July 1810, but he recovered and played his part in the final years of the Peninsular War. He was also present at Waterloo in June 1815. Edited with an introduction by fellow Rifleman William Willoughby Cole Verner (1852-1922), Simmons' letters and diaries, written at the time and without the benefit of hindsight, have a tremendous immediacy. They remain of interest and relevance to military historians and students of the Napoleonic wars.


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    Title
    A British Rifle Man
    Subtitle
    The Journals and Correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, During the Peninsular War and the Campaign of Waterloo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Simmons, Edited by William Willoughby Cole Verner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 426
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108054096
    ISBN 10: 1108054099
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    DC22: FIC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 3JF, 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 940.27
    BISAC V2.8: LCO015000
    Thema V1.0: NHW, JWLF
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    22 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Letters 1-2; 2. Journal and letters 3-4; 3. Journal and letters 5-6; 4. Journal and letter 7; 5. Journal and letters 8-9; 6. Journal and letters 10-11; 7. Journal and letter 12; 8. Journal and letters 13-15; 9. Journal; 10. Journal and letters 16-18; 11. Journal and letters 19-20; 12. Journal and letters 21-2; 13. Journal and letter 23; 14. Journal and letters 24-27; Conclusion; Appendices.