British Infantry Equipments, 1808-1908 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by Mike Chappell

By Mike Chappell

This thoroughly revised version of a vintage Men-At-Arms identify covers the historical past of British Infantry gear from the touchdown of Wellesley's military in Spain in 1808 to the advent of the 1st apparatus set of totally cotton webbing in 1908. The intervening century had noticeable a dramatic development within the lot of the normal infantryman. even if the fifty 12 months dominance of the Duke of Wellington had saved the military in a kingdom of close to stagnation, the years that the Crimean warfare observed a gentle and constant strategy of reform which steadily introduced the British military as much as a par with these of the nice ecu Powers.

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Brigade. 00 enemy aUa k preparations and concentration of artillerv, werr observed bv, the I ~. , brigade. \Vhereupon ennal de Pcrponch r ordefC'd the brio-acle to move north of the "holl w road" to form one linr with Picton's di\·ision. He made an end to a very dangerous, ituation and th brigade filled the gap between Kempf brigade (right; and Pack's brigade (left). 00 l3ylandt's brigade was in position with two firing Jines. 00 the impres. 00, when the bombardment lilled for a fev, moment. while d'Erlon's army corp' march d through t1w int rval of thr guns and start d down the lopl', eneral Picton ordered Kempt and Pack to lorm battalion squart".

They have dark blue coats with red epaulettes, facings, sabre straps, and crossed axe ann badges; white buttons; brass decorations on the white bandoliers. E I : Gunner, llorse Arlitle')) , kingdom of 1loll and, 1806 10 This figure is tak 'n [rom th . Augsburg T Hilder a fairly r 'liab\(' ontemporary source. '1 he hussar pattern costume ,vas almost univer'ally adopt d at this time for horse artill ry, although they very rarely w re the p lis c. hstyle Tarleton h lmet with a reel turban in r806, but this vvas rapidly replaced by the French pall rn .

G. No. 7/";:\0. £07'. 7 and the soldier's individual number). The distinctive British light inranLry shako is of interest: this is, or coursc, thc relt 'stoycpipc' modf'l worn by all British inrantry before 1812 and widelv• distributed to her allies arter Ihat daLe. The usual crowned '\V' appears on the silver sunburst shako plate. There are three silver cuff buttons. , 1806-10, by van Papendrecht. The regiInental colour has a gilt pike tip, gold lettering on the white centre, and red and blue corners.

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