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Jackets of Green: A Study of the History, Philosophy and Character of the Rifle Brigade

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Originally Sir Arthur Bryant considered telling the story of the Rifle Brigade in the words of the many articulate soldiers who had served it over the years. But he was so impressed by the wealth of material that he decided that only a full account of the Regiment's history could do it justice. Yet this is no narrow regimental history but, in microcosm, that of the Army itself as it helped to create and garrison the British Empire during the century and a half when it was the principal means of preserving and defending the peace of the world. In recording what happened to the Regiment - in the peninsula, at Waterloo in the Crimea, India and South Africa and in the two World Wars of this century. Sir Arthur has crystallised and epitomised the experience of all who served Britain, 'at the sharp end'.

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Author(s):
Bryant, Arthur
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1972
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0002117231
ISBN-13:
9780002117234
Number of pages:
478
Publisher:
Collins

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Originally Sir Arthur Bryant considered telling the story of the Rifle Brigade in the words of the many articulate soldiers who had served it over the years. But he was so impressed by the wealth of material that he decided that only a full account of the Regiment's history could do it justice. Yet this is no narrow regimental history but, in microcosm, that of the Army itself as it helped to create and garrison the British Empire during the century and a half when it was the principal means of preserving and defending the peace of the world. In recording what happened to the Regiment - in the peninsula, at Waterloo in the Crimea, India and South Africa and in the two World Wars of this century. Sir Arthur has crystallised and epitomised the experience of all who served Britain, 'at the sharp end'.

Author(s):
Bryant, Arthur
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1972
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0002117231
ISBN-13:
9780002117234
Number of pages:
478
Publisher:
Collins

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