Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF)

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FREE DOWNLOAD Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America SUMMARY á Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781 one regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles to uphold British rule in America the Royal Welch Fusiliers With a wealth of previously unused primary accounts Mark Urban reveals the inner life of the regiment and through it of the British army as a whole as it fought one of the pivotal campaigns of world history With his customary narrative flair. The story of the 23d Regiment of Foot in the American Revolution which in some form or fashion fought in almost every major engagement from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown obviously missing the Saratoga Campaign while in New Jersey with Howe I found this a neat complement to the Macksey book The War for America in that is a much detailed and tactical discussion of an Army trying to fight a counterinsurgency given the instructions it received from its government subject of Macksey s book The British Army in spite of its excellent reputation was relatively inexperienced at the outset of the war hobbled by some false assumptions and an inadeuate organization It clearly adapted to its circumstances and seemed to be close to extinguishing the rebellion on at least two occasions in 1776 and 1780 In fact in a military sense in spite of setbacks at Trenton and Saratoga and the French entry into the war it appeared to some in 1780 to be winning the war Arnold s defection surrender of Charleston largest of war and what appeared to be a decisive victory at Camden And of course Yorktown doesn t really end the war the fall of the British government does For the British Army its experience in America while not transformational certainly provided a significant milestone for the Army that will participate in the defeat of Napoleon

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FREE DOWNLOAD Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America SUMMARY á Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY Mpaign of a brave band of men which had remained untold for too long Bernard Cornwell said of it if you like Sharpe then this book is a must whle for Frank McLynn in the Daily Express it was deeply researched beautifully crafted and captivating Now that searing and completely original account is joined by Fusiliers sure to delight all readers of the best military history and adventureJacket illustration Angus McBri. This book was a deeply interesting one I m not going to say that I necessarily approve of the author s perspective or share it but the author does provide at least a good reason why a partisan of the British side during the American Revolution would wish to cheer on a regiment of redcoats that had a generally successful record during the entire war despite the ultimate lack of success of the British efforts overall The author manages to impressively figure out from a fragmented but interesting body of documentary writing including some unpublished letters and memoirs the general actions that the regiment took and how it was that they fared in various battles And someone who is less of an American patriot than I happen to be may even find a reason to cheer on the successful role of the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers regiment of the British army in the Battle of Camden or mourn their losses due to illness in South Carolina as well as battles from Lexington to Yorktown I personally am not among the mourners or celebrators of this regiment but I can at least respect the author s solid historiography in bringing the record of this regiment to light in an interesting wayThis particular book is a bit than 300 pages long and is divided into 24 fairly short chapters some of which focus on individuals in the course of the war based on the author s research And so after a list of illustrations and a preface we have a discussion of the March from Boston on April 19 1775 1 the regiment at the beginning of the war 2 the fight at Lexington and Concord 3 Bunker Hill 4 and the siege 5 and evacuation 6 of Boston The narrative picks up in the fight for New York 7 in the summer of 1776 as well as the campaign of that year s conclusion 8 and the opening of the next year s campaign 9 and the march on Philadelphia 10 and the surprise at Germantown 11 and the wintering in Philadelphia 12 The author explores British grenadiers 13 and the specter of the world at war 14 and the divisions within England 15 as well as the move of the war South 16 The rest of the book focuses on the southern theater of the war with a look at the Battle of Camden 17 the move into North Carolina 18 the Battle of Guilford Court House 19 the move into Virginia 20 Yorktown 21 going home 22 home service 23 and the army reborn 24 against Revolutionary France after which the book closes with notes on sources a bibliography and an indexThe author makes the oft repeated claim that history is written by the victors but then contradicts it through an effort at making the 23rd Fusiliers appear to be victors in a war that the British lost This victory may not be the crushing of the American Revolution but the author certainly finds other people to be responsible for that loss and this book is little involved in the grand strategies that led Cornwallis to be trapped in Virginia or led the British army into a war of posts that was one post too far in Trenton and Princeton or that led that same army to attack Philadelphia and leave Burgoyne to his fate at Saratoga This book is about the bravery and skill and success of the 23rd in various battles and manages to do a good job at recording what that regiment did and how it influenced the success of British arms in the Napoleonic war through some of lessons learned in fighting against the Americans As a regimental history it is certainly an accomplished one and one that deserves to be read by those who are interested in an unusual perspective of the American Revolution Classic Cars Calendar 2018: 16 Month Calendar joined by Fusiliers sure to delight all readers of the best military history and adventureJacket illustration Angus McBri. This book was a deeply interesting one I m not going to say that I necessarily approve of the author s perspective or share it but the author does provide at least a good reason why a partisan of the British side during the American Revolution would wish to cheer on a regiment of redcoats that had a generally successful record during the entire war despite the ultimate lack of success of the British efforts overall The author manages to impressively figure out from a fragmented but interesting body of documentary writing including some unpublished letters and memoirs the general actions that the regiment took and how it was that they fared in various battles And someone who is less of an American patriot than I happen to be may even find a reason to cheer on the successful role of the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers regiment of the British army in the Battle of Camden or mourn their losses due to illness in South Carolina as well as battles from Lexington to Yorktown I personally am not among the mourners or celebrators of this regiment but I can at least respect the author s solid historiography in bringing the record of this regiment to light in an interesting wayThis particular book is a bit than 300 pages long and is divided into 24 fairly short chapters some of which focus on individuals in the course of the war based on the author s research And so after a list of illustrations and a preface we have a discussion of the March from Boston on April 19 1775 1 the regiment at the beginning of the war 2 the fight at Lexington and Concord 3 Bunker Hill 4 and the siege 5 and evacuation 6 of Boston The narrative picks up in the fight for New York 7 in the summer of 1776 as well as the campaign of that year s conclusion 8 and the opening of the next year s campaign 9 and the march on Philadelphia 10 and the surprise at Germantown 11 and the wintering in Philadelphia 12 The author explores British grenadiers 13 and the specter of the world at war 14 and the divisions within England 15 as well as the move of the war South 16 The rest of the book focuses on the southern theater of the war with a look at the Battle of Camden 17 the move into North Carolina 18 the Battle of Guilford Court House 19 the move into Virginia 20 Yorktown 21 going home 22 home service 23 and the army reborn 24 against Revolutionary France after which the book closes with notes on sources a bibliography and an indexThe author makes the oft repeated claim that history is written by the victors but then contradicts it through an effort at making the 23rd Fusiliers appear to be victors in a war that the British lost This victory may not be the crushing of the American Revolution but the author certainly finds other people to be responsible for that loss and this book is little involved in the grand strategies that led Cornwallis to be trapped in Virginia or led the British army into a war of posts that was one post too far in Trenton and Princeton or that led that same army to attack Philadelphia and leave Burgoyne to his fate at Saratoga This book is about the bravery and skill and success of the 23rd in various battles and manages to do a good Comic Book Lettering: The Comicraft Way job at recording what that regiment did and how it influenced the success of British arms in the Napoleonic war through some of lessons learned in fighting against the Americans As a regimental history it is certainly an accomplished one and one that deserves to be read by those who are interested in an unusual perspective of the American Revolution

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FREE DOWNLOAD Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America SUMMARY á Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY Urban describes how British troops adopted new tactics and promoted new leaders and shows how the foundations were laid for the redcoats' subseuent performance against Napoleon Fighting in the climactic battles of the Revolution in the American South the Fusiliers became one of the crack regiments of the army They never believed themselves to have been defeatedMark Urban's bestseller Rifles was an account of the ca. I wanted this to be a book in which I heard the voices of British soldiers during the American Revolution but the author spent a great deal of time discussing battle mechanics and telling anecdotes about how people were promoted I suspect he s uite good at that but it s not my interest Baby induced sleep deprivation won and I gave up a few chapters in


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    FREE DOWNLOAD Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) The story of the 23d Regiment of Foot in the American Revolution which in some form or fashion fought in almost every major engagement from Lexi

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) I enjoy Mark Urban's writing style which is lively and vivid but this book falls somewhere between being a history of the War of Independence a history of the 23rd Regiment of Foot during the late 18th and early 19th Century and an analysis of the evolution of British infantry tactics in the same period In the end it doesn't do an

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    Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) REVIEW ç STATUSWHATSAPP.CO × Mark Urban Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY Though ostensibly about the Royal Welch Fusiliers Urban takes their narrative and spins a fantastic story about the entire military history of the American Revolution The 23rd was everywhere from Lexington to YorktownMuch of the book expounds on the inner feelings of the British soldiers and it reveals a very conflicted group It humanizes the Redcoat and helps soften the image he receives in film and television

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    Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America Mark Urban’s “Fusiliers” was a really interesting perspective on the American Revolution It followed the Royal Welch Fusiliers through the war from Lexington to Yorktown the Regiment fought at both battles and lots in

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    Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) It's a great book Simply put it follows the Royal Welch Fusiliers from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown It follo

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    REVIEW ç STATUSWHATSAPP.CO × Mark Urban Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) I wanted this to be a book in which I heard the voices of British soldiers during the American Revolution but the author spent a great deal of time discussing battle mechanics and telling anecdotes about how people were promoted I suspect he's uite good at that but it's not my interest Baby induced sleep deprivation won and I gave up a few chapters in

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    REVIEW ç STATUSWHATSAPP.CO × Mark Urban Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY This book was a deeply interesting one  I'm not going to say that I necessarily approve of the author's perspective or sh

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    Mark Urban × 1 SUMMARY REVIEW ç STATUSWHATSAPP.CO × Mark Urban Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) I enjoyed reading this bookI know little about the American War for Independence In any war there are multiple fronts and it us difficult to keep a track of them all especially for someone reading about the war for the first time T

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    Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) In Fusiliers Urban has chosen to tell the story of the 23rd Regiment the Royal Welch Fusiliers a unit that saw action throughout the American War of Independence from Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781 Despite being regular line troops rather than a special operations regiment like that depicted in Rifles the Royal Welch Fusiliers were central to most of the important battles of the war and as such the 23rd are an excellent choi

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    Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America (PDF) 2009 05 Fusiliers The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution Author Mark Urban 400 pages 2008I picked this book up at the library while I was actually looking for a different title The bulk of this book is devoted to chronicling the saga of the 23rd Infantry Regiment The Royal Welch Fusi

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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America
  • Mark Urban
  • English
  • 23 March 2020
  • 9780571224869