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 customary narrative flair, Urban shows how the foundations were laid for the redcoats' subsequent performance against Napoleon, as they became one of the crack regiments of the army.

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

It is an unfortunate aspect of modern book marketing that popular history books apparently need sensational truthy subtitles. "How the British Army Lost America but Learned to Fight" is a completely ... Read full review

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Mark Urban's "Fusiliers" is a valuable contribution to the litany of regimental histories which dot the landscape of military history. Whereas the vast majority of Revolutionary War books available in ... Read full review

Contents

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