Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade
"[...]higher authority, to take upon them to break through the long-established custom of the service, was such an utter renunciation of all obedience to authority, as directly to threaten with destruction the best interests of the army to which they belonged; however, at such a time it would perhaps have been attended with still worse consequences to have made an example of the offenders, although, had stricter discipline been enforced from the outset, I feel assured the army in general would have benefited by it. Towards evening, we moved forward through the town of Helder, and proceeded on our route towards Schagen, and halted for the night on the road, and where such as could find houses, of which there were a few straggling ones in the neighbourhood, got into them. I awoke in the night, and still fancied myself on board ship; for the wind and rain were beating violently against the[...]."
- Paperback | 328 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.75mm | 476.27g
- 08 May 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations