[PDF] Rifles Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters Author Mark Urban



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  1. says:

    If you have ever seen the Sharpe series then you are familiar with Britain's 95th Rifles which served in the Peninsular War and again in the Waterloo campaign This book gives a readable account of how the green jac

  2. says:

    Reading this book was a pleasure The author balanced details of the campaigns and battles with anecdotes of the men very

  3. says:

    Having just got passed Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Rifles I thought I'd read Mark Urban's Rifles and see what the truth was Well I found the facts interesting and enthralling than the fiction I get the impression t

  4. says:

    Mark Urban should be commended for his style or writing as well as capturing the very essence of serving in what we would call the “Light Infantry” today He brought to life on these pages the men who fought and died for the crown I enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in learning about the life of a common solider

  5. says:

    Very well written and enthralling account of the 95th Rifles in the Penninsular War and Waterloo

  6. says:

    Overall a good read that simply and effectively takes the reader through the Rifles' journeyHowever to keep the review short Urban fails to dr

  7. says:

    A great telling of the well storied 95th rifles a British light division of the Peninsula war who took the teachings of the American Revolutionary War tactics to Europe Accurate rifle fire from cover but with the same officer politicking of the British armyThe book tries to tell this history by picking a few main characters and treating it like a story Although some audiences may have enjoyed this style better I found

  8. says:

    'Rifles' is an excellent book which flows in an organised chronological manner Mark Urban follows the fortunes of Wellington's 95th Ri

  9. says:

    An awe inspiring insight into the lives of the men who fought through Portugal all the way up to Toulouse and then again at Waterloo reading about the camaraderie and bonds formed between these men from all walks of life and reading their words and following their stories gives a real insight to a uniue era of history'not the memoirs of cann

  10. says:

    Not really for serious historical interest and I couldn't get into it as an adventure either A great idea from Urban but I don't think he really pulled it off although Sharp enthusiasts might take this a the next step

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Free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Mark Urban

To take cover when being shot at to move tactically by fire and manoeuvre And by the end of the 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 infantrymanIn an exhilarating work of narrative mi Mark Urban should be commended for his style or writing as well as capturing the very essence of serving in what we would call the Light Infantry today He brought to life on these pages the men who fought and died for the crown I enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in learning about the life of a common solider

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Rifles Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters

Litary history Mark Urban traces the story of the 95th Rifles the toughest and deadliest sharpshooters of Wellington's Army'If you like Sharpe then this book is a must your Christmas present solved' Bernard Cornwell Daily Mail'Urban writes history the way it should be written alive and exciting' Andy McN A great telling of the well storied 95th rifles a British light division of the Peninsula war who took the teachings of the American Revolutionary War tactics to Europe Accurate rifle fire from cover but with the same officer politicking of the British armyThe book tries to tell this history by picking a few main characters and treating it like a story Although some audiences may have enjoyed this style better I found myself wanting for of the full story at points There already exists multiple accounts of this group in story form

Free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Mark Urban

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 and thieving 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 Having just got passed Bernard Cornwell s Sharpe s Rifles I thought I d read Mark Urban s Rifles and see what the truth was Well I found the facts interesting and enthralling than the fiction I get the impression that the fictional Richard Sharpe is kept away from fighting with the Rifles if he had stayed with them he would ve seen action and found his fellow officers accommodating in real lifeThe 95th of Foot was a very important evaluationary step for the British Army and interesting to note that the French still hadn t learnt the lessons by the time they committed their troops during the Great War