The History of the 95th (Rifles)-During the South American Expedition 1806, The Baltic Expedition 1807, The Peninsular War, The War of 1812 and the Waterloo Campaign,1815 - William H. CopeThe first 15 years of the famous green sharp-shooters
There has been much revived interest in recent years in the activities of Wellington's elite green clad riflemen-the famous 95th.In William Cope it found a worthy historian who chronicled over 75 years of the regiment's history in his substantial book 'The History of the Rifle Brigade'. The Leonaur editors are aware that those interested in military history-both casual readers and academics-tend to focus on periods of time often defined by wars. It is certain that the earliest period of the regiment's history from its inception through the turbulent years of the wars principally against Napoleonic France and its allies holds particular interest for many. Indeed, it was during these momentous times that the 95th was both formed and was particularly active. As a consequence this aspect of the regiment's history constitutes half of the subject matter of Cope's more expansive work. The Leonaur Editors believe the best and most economical way of giving readers access to Cope's work is to divide it into two volumes. The second volume concerns the period immediately after the age of Napoleon up to the mid-Victorian era. This first volume has much to interest the Napoleonic student since it chronicles the 95th through all their campaigns of that time. We join the Rifles in South America, at Copenhagen, in Spain and Portugal, in the Americas and on the bloody slopes of the fields of Waterloo as the Emperor was finally brought to account. An excellent and essential history in every way with maps of principal engagements, this book is available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket for collectors.
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