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British Napoleonic Uniforms: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Uniforms, Facings and Lace Hardcover – May 1, 2009
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About the Author
Carl Franklin is the author of British Napoleonic Field Artillery: The First Complete Illustrated Guide to Equipment and Uniforms and British Rockets of the Napoleonic and Colonial Wars 1805-1901.
Top Customer Reviews
The subject is divided into four sections: The Cavalry Commonalities, which discusses headwear, coats and jackets, netherwear , accoutrements, horse and harness furniture, and swords and carbines; The Cavalry Regiments, which discusses the individual regiments of heavy and light cavalry; Infantry Commonalities, with chapters on headwear, coats and jackets, netherwear, tartans of the Highland Regiments, accoutrements, and swords muskets and carbines; and The Infantry Regiments, which describes the individual regiments of foot guards and regiments of foot. There are two appendices: the first illustrates the rank distinctions of officers and enlisted men while the second discusses the primary sources used such as pattern books, clothing regulations, and surviving examples. Inconsistencies between the different sources consulted are explained in the text.
This book impresses by its logical lay-out and by the detail in both the colour plates and the explanatory text. Every cavalry and infantry regiment appears by its order of seniority and each plate is accompanied by an explanation giving a very brief history and the dates of relevant changes to the uniform.
The plates, all of which are in colour, are CAD-drawn but the quality is excellent. The accuracy of colour rendition is consistent throughout, although the green of the 95th Regiment of Rifles is a lighter shade than I expected.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wrote a review a year or so ago that was generally favourable but pointed out an error regarding the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment's legendary red feather. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by wasp