Objects of grotesque caricature and popular distrust in their own times, British Redcoats nevertheless represented a formidable fighting force and laid the foundations of the British Empire. The British Army was drawn from a far lower percentage of the population than almost any other European army, and at home they were employed chiefly as a police force. This, coupled with their demonisation in American mythology, earned the Redcoats a fearsome reputation as a penal institution run by aristocratic dilettantes. This volume ...

British Redcoat 2000, Osprey Publishing (UK), United Kingdom

ISBN-13: 9781841761534

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