The Subaltern: The Experiences of an Officer of the 85th Light Infantry During the Peninsular War


A young officer at war against the Napoleonic French Army Gleig is a well known author of military works on the Napoleonic era and after. He has left us several histories-all well written-and most notably he was responsible for publication of the stories of several ordinary soldiers who-without his support and penmanship-would not have been able to tell their stories in print; such a loss would have been great for history. Gleig's interest was not simply academic. however. He served in a British regiment of light infantry ...

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