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BRYANT, ARTHUR, - JACKETS OF GREEN - A Study of the History, Philosophy and Character of the Rifle Brigade.

Title: JACKETS OF GREEN - A Study of the History, Philosophy and Character of the Rifle Brigade.
Description: History Book Club, London, ND, club edn., 478pp, 20pp coloured and half tone photo ills., line drawings in text, half tone pictorial endpapers, dark green cloth with black title panel bordered and lettered in gilt at spine, regimental badge in silver upper board, wraparound pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the Rifle Brigade, formed in 1800 as an experimental corps of marksmen dessed in bottle green and armed with the new Baker rifle, they provided a skirmishing and reconnaisance force often acting independently in small groups, becoming the 95th Regiment of Foot serving in South America, the Baltic and the Peninsular until after Waterloo when, in recognition of their expertise, they became a Brigade, serving all over the world in the Crimea, India, South Africa and in two World Wars, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,

Keywords: military history rifle brigade 95th regiment green jackets greenjackets army south america baltic peninsular waterloo wellington crimea india south africa ww1 ww2

Price: GBP 22.50 = appr. US$ 32.13 Seller: A Book for all Reasons
- Book number: 41169

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