New introductions by STEPHEN SUMMERFIELD

MILITARY FORCE OF GREAT BRITAIN DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: VOLUME TWO: MILITARY SCHOOLS, ORDNANCE AND ENGINEERS

DUPIN (C.)

KT009

£35.00

To fully understand the British Army of the Waterloo period we need to turn to a French scientific genius and spy! Charles Dupin visited the British Isles as soon as practical after the Napoleonic Wars in a fact-gathering exercise and wrote up his technical and organisational study of the British Army in his monumental study Force Militaire de la Grande-Bretagne. This was translated into English in an 1822 edition. Not only is this the closest contemporary study of the administration of the Army, it is also the best technical guide to the ordnance of the period, much of which has been incorrectly described by later authors. Our latest edition is hardbound with colour printed covers

New 16pp. introduction by Stephen Summerfield, plus 470pp., c. 60 b/w plates. 2016 reissue