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Author : Jonathan Crook

The title neatly sums up my opinion of this book it is the very thing for anyone with a keen interest in Napoleonic soldiering. Part of the long military history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers is told through the memoirs of Drummer Richard Bentinck from 1807 to 1823. The story travels from Copenhagen to North America to the Peninsular and finally to Waterloo and the occupation of France. We get a fascinating insight into the life of the ordinary British soldier not all saint and not all sinner
A thoroughly good read which I cannot recommend too highly.

Published by : Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Ltd., 2011
ISBN : 978 1 84832 598 2

Review last updated : 2016-06-07 19:25:08

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