WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO DO OUR DUTY: GERMAN AUXILIARIES WITH THE BRITISH ARMY 1793-95

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208pp., 8 colour plates, 40 maps. 2018. Britain was totally unprepared for war with France in 1793 and relied on German auxiliaries to supplement her own meagre resources to pursue her strategy in the Low Countries and beyond. The contingents were drawn from the smaller German states, whose armies still followed the rigid linear tactics of Frederick the Great. They therefore had to adapt to deal with the new threat posed by the mass French armies, with a greater emphasis on light troops and more flexible tactics.