British Infantry Equipments, 1808-1908 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by Mike Chappell

By Mike Chappell

This thoroughly revised variation of a vintage Men-At-Arms name covers the historical past of British Infantry apparatus from the touchdown of Wellesley's military in Spain in 1808 to the creation of the 1st gear set of utterly cotton webbing in 1908. The intervening century had obvious a dramatic development within the lot of the standard infantryman. even if the fifty yr dominance of the Duke of Wellington had stored the military in a kingdom of close to stagnation, the years that the Crimean struggle observed a gradual and constant technique of reform which progressively introduced the British military as much as a par with these of the nice ecu Powers.

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And the sabre strap. -One chevron in the faci ng colou r. Later in 1815 (probably after the batt! of Watt>rloo) a new model shako was issued. It had no neck shield; above the peak 'was a poi n t ·d brass plate extending to the chin-strap bos. es and bearing the battalionjrc(rirncntal number; above this was the orang a 'kade, alld the loop and button. Thefollowingsin Ic-battalionunitsw reraised in 1815: 17th and 18th DutchJagers; 19th26th Dutch olonial infantry; 27th DutehJ agel's; 28th (Regiment.

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