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Rifles: Six Years with Wellingtons Legendary Sharpshooters

Rifles: Six Years with Wellingtons Legendary Sharpshooters

Mark Urban

As 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 and thieving their way across Europe, they are clearly no ordinary troops. This book traces the story of the 95th Rifles, the sharpshooters of Wellington's Army.
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As 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 and thieving 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.

In an exhilarating work of narrative military history, Mark Urban traces the story of the 95th Rifles, the toughest and deadliest sharpshooters of Wellington's Army.

'If you like Sharpe, then this book is a must, your Christmas present solved.' Bernard Cornwell, Daily Mail

'Urban writes history the way it should be written, alive and exciting.' Andy McNab

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Title - Rifles: Six Years with Wellingtons Legendary Sharpshooters

Edition -

Author - Mark Urban

ISBN 13 - 9780571216819

Imprint - Faber & Faber

Publisher - Faber & Faber

Date Published - 02/09/2004

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No. of pages -

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 126 x 200 x 20mm

Weight - 260 g

Languages - English