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Adventures in the Rifle Brigade in the Peninsula, France and the Netherlands, from 1809 to 1815

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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108054010

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  • Adventures in the Rifle Brigade is probably the best-known and most popular of the many memoirs written by the men who served under Wellington in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign. The author, John Kincaid (1787–1862), served as an officer in what was then the 95th Foot, the most famous of Wellington's regiments, which was 'first in the field and last out'. Kincaid fought in most of the great campaigns in the Iberian peninsula between 1809 and 1814 and at Waterloo in 1815. Originally published in 1830, this book is history at its best: informative, enlightening and perceptive, hard fact mixed with humour, a vivid description of life on campaign with one of the most famous regiments in the British army. It is, furthermore, highly readable and engaging: a contemporary review noted that Kincaid's book 'has one fault, the rarest fault in books, it is too short'.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108054010
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    1. Joined the Rifles
    2. Rejoin the regiment
    3. Other people, myself, and my regiment
    [4. missing] 5. Campaign of 1811 opens
    6. Passage of the Mondego
    7. March to Estremadura
    8. Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo
    9. March to Estremadura
    10. A farewell address to Portalegré
    11. Distinguished characters
    12. Reach Salamanca
    13. A review
    14. Battle of Vittoria
    15. March to intercept Clausel
    16. An anniversary dinner
    17. Battle of the Nivelle
    18. Change of quarters
    19. Commencement of the war of 1815
    20. Relative situation of the troops
    21. Battle of Waterloo.

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    John Kincaid

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