British Cavalryman 1792-1815 by Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook

Within the campaigns of the French progressive and Napoleonic Wars, the deserved recognition of the British infantry has tended to overshadow the contribution of the cavalry, yet in reality they did shape a vital part of the military, engaging in tasks an important to the luck of alternative palms. British Cavalryman 1792-1815 recounts what those tasks have been and examines the lads who played them. the various regiments of the cavalry are indexed and a few of the arm's extra unique or specialist corps, reminiscent of the King's German Legion, tested.

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White 32 bandoliers. Light blue schabraque and round portmanteau edged crimson; in the rear schabraque corner the crowned cypher 'JN' in white; on the portmanteau end the regimental number in white. White sabre straps. Officers-as above but silver bUllons, silver epaulettes and top band to shako; white plume and gauntlets; gold sabre strap. T rumpelers-as for the men but crimson tunics with light blue piping; white plume with crimson tip; collar and cuffs edged with lace in the cockade colour. Brass trumpet, crimson and white cords.

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