Fusiliers: Eight Years with the Redcoats in America

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Faber & Faber, 2007 - Great Britain - 384 pages
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"From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, one regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles to uphold British rule in America: the Royal Welch Fusiliers. With a wealth of previously unused primary accounts, Mark Urban reveals the inner life of the regiment - and, through it, of the British Army as a whole - as it fought one of the pivotal campaigns of world history." "With his customary narrative flair Urban describes how British troops adopted new tactics and promoted new leaders, and shows how the foundations were laid for the redcoats' subsequent performance against Napoleon. Fighting in the climactic battles of the Revolution in the American South, the Fusiliers became one of the crack regiments of the army. They never believed themselves to have been defeated."--BOOK JACKET.

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Review: Fusiliers: Eight Years with the Redcoats in America

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I have to say that this book should have been titled differently. Although the 23rd Fusiliers was a focus of this book, it was definitely not the only. The author followed this regiment as well as ... Read full review

Review: Fusiliers: Eight Years with the Redcoats in America

User Review  - Eva - Goodreads

I wanted this to be a book in which I heard the voices of British soldiers during the American Revolution, but the author spent a great deal of time discussing battle mechanics and telling anecdotes ... Read full review


19 April 1775
The Royal Welch Fusiliers on the Eve of Revolution
The Fight at Lexington and Concord

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