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British Redcoat vs French Fusilier: North America 1755-63

British Redcoat vs French Fusilier: North America 1755-63 (Paperback)

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Providing a unique glimpse into the experiences of regular British and French infantry during the French and Indian War, Stuart Reid reveals what it was like to fight in three battles at the height of the struggle for Canada: La Belle-Famille, the Plains of Abraham and Sainte-Foy. In 1755, Britain and France both decided to escalate a low intensity frontier war that had started the previous year by dispatching regular troops to their respective colonies in North America. Far from home, both sides' equipment and tactics were initially more suited to the European theatre. As the war ground on, however, combat doctrine evolved as both armies learned lessons that would be utilized by succeeding generations of soldiers. Packed with first-hand accounts, dramatic illustrations and a technical analysis of the changing nature of warfare on the American continent, this book puts readers in the shoes of the combatants who played a pivotal role in shaping the future of North America.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue war & combat storiesHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesLand forces & warfareHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWar & defence operationsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 24/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9781472812438  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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