CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN

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CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN

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CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN

PARTIZAN PRESS

ISBN 978-1-85818-529-3


The focus of the book is deliberately narrow, literally those regiments of the British Army as they where present on the day of battle.

The book starts with a succinct overview of the army which would serve as an ideal basis for briefing MOPs.
It then goes on to deal with each regiment in turn listed by brigade and seniority

Each regiment gets a brief text description of uniforms, a list of officers, and a list of wounded this is followed by any letters or description of the battle left by members of the regiment (not all regiments have any information in this category)

There are a couple of modern colour illustrations most of the picture being taken from the 1742 Cloathing book or the authors sketches.

There are also some posed photos of re-enactors.

Overall the best feature of the book is simply that it draws together existing info from various sources a present it in a single coherent volume.

Perhaps there are a few too many photos taken from film shoots although they do serve to show what a single company three ranks deep actually looks like.

It would have been nice to have a bit more description or illustration of colours although available info is limited and some illustration of lace patterns and colour uniform charts would have helped to supplement the text descriptions obviously this might have increased the cost of the book.

Overall I think it’s a useful book for anyone just getting into the subject of the C18th British Army or if you want to cover the topic without having to buy a large number of separate volumes.

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Come on Mark I'll get it to add to the 8 other versions of the same or simialr text that Stewart has maanged to flogg

Letme guess lots of picks of Cannock and Fort george

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Surprisingly enough no pictures from Fort George but the group shots are from Cannock and the old stills of Pulteneys might have been taken at Corgarff.
Naturally if you have all of Stuart's other books then this one wont tell you anything particularly new.
However if your bookshelves are completely devoid of Ospreys etc (I know this counts you and me out Nige') then this is a reasonably summary.


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