SIR JOHN MOORE AND THE UNIVERSAL SOLDIER VOLUME 1: THE MAN, THE COMMANDER AND THE SHORNCLIFFE SYSTEM OF TRAINING.
274pp., well illustrated. 2015.
This third book in the successful Shorncliffe Lecture Series sets out to put into context Moore’s moral compass, principals and experiences that created his philosophy and internal discipline that was key to the “Shorncliffe System of Training.” Moore’s own diary entries, letters, recollections of his family, friends, newspapers, contemporary drill manuals and those who served with him have been used. It also includes the less well known, Moore’s Instructions to the Battalions of Irish Militia Light Infantry of 1798. The chronology shows the global reach of the British Army and the large number of theatres in which Sir John Moore served. There are over 90 mostly contemporary illustrations including 24 Maps and 20 portraits as well as 14 OOBs, 25 Tables. Volume 2, will explore Sir John Moore’s expeditions to the Mediterranean, Sweden and the Peninsular (1806-09).