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    DescriptionAs part of the Light Division created to act as the advance guard of Wellington's army, the 95th Rifles are the first into battle and the last out. Fighting, thieving and raping their way across Europe, they are clearly no ordinary troops. The 95th are in fact the first British soldiers to take aim at their targets, to take cover when being shot at, to move tactically by fire and manoeuvre. And by the end of the six-year campaign they have not only proved themselves the toughest fighters in the army, they have also - at huge personal cost - created the modern notion of the infantryman. 'If you like Sharpe, then this book is a must, your Christmas present solved.' Bernard Cornwell, Daily Mail 'A brilliant warts-and-all depiction of Wellington's famous riflemen.' Daily Telegraph


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    Title
    Rifles
    Subtitle
    Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Urban
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 284 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571216819
    ISBN 10: 0571216811
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JWTR
    DC22: 940.2742
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 3JF, 1D
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWT
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour illustrations
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
    Publication date
    02 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Urban is Diplomatic and Defence Editor for Newsnight. He is the author of, among others, Big Boys' Rules: The SAS and the Secret Struggle Against the IRA, Rifles and Fusiliers.
    Review quote
    'If you like Sharpe, then this book is a must, your Christmas present solved.' Bernard Cornwell, Daily Mail 'A brilliant warts-and-all depiction of Wellington's famous riflemen.' Daily Telegraph