Rifles: Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters

Rifles: Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters

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Near fine condition.Faber and Faber,2003.First UK edition-first printing(2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1).Green hardback(silver lettering to the spine,two small nicks on the edges of the back cover) with Dj(some nicks and a couple of creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with colour photos,b/w drawings,maps.Nice and clean pages as new but slightly tainted on the outer edges,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first page of the book,small nick and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book.357pp including List of illustrations,notes on sources,bibliography,index.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: As part of the Light Division created to act as the advance guard of Wellington's army, the 95th Rifles are the first into battle and the last out. Fighting, thieving and raping their way across Europe, they are clearly no ordinary troops. The 95th are in fact the first British soldiers to take aim at their targets, to take cover when being shot at, to move tactically by fire and manoeuvre. And by the end of a six-year campaign they have not only proved themselves the toughest fighters in the army, they have also - at huge personal cost - created the modern notion of the infantryman.