Wellington's Rifles

  • by Ray Cusick
  • Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Until now there has not been a serious study of the rifle-armed regiments of the British Army that earned such renown in the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns. Compiled by a former rifleman, Ray Cusick, who has written extensively on the subject, Wellington's Rifles examines the new rifle regiments, how they came about, their development and their actions. The author also investigates the introduction of rifled muskets into the British Army in the French and Indian wars of the 18th century, where they were shunned by the military establishment, to their transition into a key element in Wellington's extraordinarily successful Peninsular army. The training and tactics of the riflemen are explained and each significant engagement in which they were involved is explored in thrilling detail. It was the riflemen of the 95th Regiment that inspired the series of Sharpe books and films. That was the fiction; this is the reality. The publication will be introduced by the renowned Napoleonic historian Ian Fletcher.

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Maybe later, it was interesting, and it put in order some of the facts of the wars and its players


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This book touches on stories in many other books but in a factual way to explain how and why it came about.


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Mr. Davies is a professional and I enjoyed his performance


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Enjoyed the order of the history, it was alot of info that was fact not fiction, so it was alittle dry in some places but overall it was great

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios