Wellington’s Army: Uniforms of the British Soldier

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Wellington’s Army: The Uniforms of the British Soldier 1812-1815/Philip J. Haythornthwaite, Charles Hamilton Smith. Greenhill Books. Hardcover. First edition 2002. Out of print. Condition: Very good, slight creasing to top of dust jacket. ISBN: 1853675016

Drawn from life and completed in 1814, Charles Hamilton Smith’s illustrations of soldiers of the British Army are presented here as a collection of large format plates that cover all branches of the service, providing a superb evocation of how Wellington’s troops were uniformed and equipped during the closing years of the Peninsular War and at Waterloo. An extensive introduction analyses the evolution of the British Army of the period and examines the colourful life of the artist, while each plate has a description of the unit in question, the uniform and its significant features.

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