Napoleonic Wars: Wellington’s Army (History of Uniforms Series)/Ian Fletcher, illustrated by Richard Hook. Brassey’s Ltd. Hardcover. First edition 1996. Out of print. Condition: Very good, one very small tear at top rear of dust jacket and slight creasing to edges. ISBN: 1857531736
This is an extremely well illustrated guide to all of the uniforms worn in the Duke of Wellington’s victorious army, from the hard campaigning of the Peninsular War to the final great victory over Napoleon at Waterloo. Each regiment and unit is described, and its uniforms and equipment detailed. Beyond the regulations laid down for what a soldier should wear, the author draws on first-hand accounts to describe the reality of life on campaign, the wear and tear on uniforms and the way they were adapted.