Historical Records of the British Army: Comprising the History of Every Regiment in Her Majesty's Service, Issue 14

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Adjutant Generals Office, 1847 - Great Britain
 

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Page i - Corps — an attachment to everything belonging to their Regiment ; to such persons a narrative of the services of their own Corps cannot fail to prove interesting. Authentic accounts of the actions of the great, the valiant, the loyal, have always been of paramount interest with a brave and civilized people. Great Britain has produced a race of heroes who, in moments of danger and terror, have stood " firm as the rocks of their native shore...
Page ix - The pay of what are called the household troops, consisting of the two regiments of Life Guards, and the royal regiment of Horse Guards, or Oxford Blues, is higher than that of any other description of force.
Page 27 - ... flashing of pistols, indicated some extraordinary occurrence. Suddenly the multitude became violently agitated, an English shout pealed high and clear, the mass was rent asunder, and Norman Ramsay burst forth sword in hand at the head of his battery, his horses, breathing fire, stretched like greyhounds along the plain, the guns bounded behind them like things of no weight, and the mounted gunners followed close, with heads bent low and pointed weapons, in desperate career.
Page vi - intirely beloved Cousin Prince Rupert, shall " be armed out of Our stoares remaining within " Our office of the Ordinance, as...
Page 16 - The position taken up by the troops at Talavera extended rather more than two miles : the ground was open upon the left, where the British army was stationed, and it was commanded by a height, on which was placed en echelon, as the second line, a division...
Page i - ... and when half the World has been arrayed against them, they have fought the battles of their Country with unshaken fortitude. It is presumed that a record of achievements in...

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