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Fusiliers I have to say that this book should have been titled differently Although the 23rd Fusiliers was a focus of this book, it was definitely not the only The author followed this regiment as well as others it served with I feel it focusedon the British military leaders in general and their many shortcomings whether political or personal and personel as much oras it it did the Fusiliers and fellow regiments I was critical of this book from the get go Not only did I not think the titl I have to say that this book should have been titled differently Although the 23rd Fusiliers was a focus of this book, it was definitely not the only The author followed this regiment as well as others it served with I feel it focusedon the British military leaders in general and their many shortcomings whether political or personal and personel as much oras it it did the Fusiliers and fellow regiments I was critical of this book from the get go Not only did I not think the title suiting, but additionally felt transitions weren t smooth Chapters did not flow into each other as well as I would have liked.To Urban s credit, and this is where I defend him, detailed information regarding this regiment was likely hard to find Not only because of passage of time, butlikely, because the regiment was not all that large and it s members were in constant rotation throughout the war.I am not a historian but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express, I keed Be that as it may, I wanted this to be a book in which I heard the voices of British soldiers during the American Revolution, but the author spent a great deal of time discussing battle mechanics and telling anecdotes about how From Lexington Green In 1775 To Yorktown In 1781, One Regiment Marched Thousands Of Miles And Fought A Dozen Battles To Uphold British Rule In America The Royal Welch Fusiliers With A Wealth Of Previously Unused Primary Accounts, Mark Urban Reveals The Inner Life Of The Regiment And, Through It, Of The British Army As A Whole As It Fought One Of The Pivotal Campaigns Of World History With His Customary Narrative Flair Urban Describes How British Troops Adopted New Tactics And Promoted New Leaders, And Shows How The Foundations Were Laid For The Redcoats Subsequent Performance Against Napoleon Fighting In The Climactic Battles Of The Revolution In The American South, The Fusiliers Became One Of The Crack Regiments Of The Army They Never Believed Themselves To Have Been Defeated.Mark Urban S Bestseller Rifles Was An Account Of The Campaign Of A Brave Band Of Men Which Had Remained Untold For Too Long Bernard Cornwell Said Of It, If You Like Sharpe, Then This Book Is A Must, Whle For Frank McLynn In The Daily Express It Was Deeply Researched, Beautifully Crafted And Captivating Now That Searing And Completely Original Account Is Joined By Fusiliers, Sure To Delight All Readers Of The Best Military History And Adventure.Jacket Illustration Angus McBride It s a great book Simply put, it follows the Royal Welch Fusiliers from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown It follows their engagements, their enlistment system, the purchasing of ranks, uniforms, etc I think this is what military history really needs to doof Take a look at all the gaps that have yet to be filled in history We don t have much on the British side of the American Revolution It s a sliver in proportion to American literature on the conflict But, Mark Urban plowed throug It s a great book S In Fusiliers, Urban has chosen to tell the story of the 23rd Regiment, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, a unit that saw action throughout the American War of Independence from Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781 Despite being regular line troops rather than a special operations regiment like that depicted in Rifles, the Royal Welch Fusiliers were central to most of the important battles of the war and, as such, the 23rd are an excellent choice of subject since their story can serve to illustr In Fusiliers, Urban has chosen to tell the story of the 23rd Regiment, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, a unit that saw action throughout the American War of Independence from Lexington Green in 1775 I enjoyed reading this book.I know little about the American War for Independence In any war there are multiple fronts and it us difficult to keep a track of them all, especially for someone reading about the war for the first time This book however is not about the War It is about the experience of a single British regiment in that war Only one front matters at any point of time that in which the 23rd Royal Welch Fusileers is fighting This made the war easy to comprehend for someone like I enjoyed reading this book.I know little about the American War for Independence In any war there are multiple fronts and it us difficult to keep a track of them all, especially for someone reading about the war for the first time This book however is not about the War It is about the experience of a single British regiment in that war Only one front matters at any point of time that in which the 23rd Royal Welch Fusileers is fighting This made the wa I enjoyed this book The British perspective is different, yet fair, and presents new insights on the Revolution that makes that eventrealistic An interesting last chapter on the effects of the war on later British tactics when fighting Napoleon. Just could not get into it, started skimming after about 50 pages, even that didn t work Unexciting writing, lacked big and middle picture political, economic and social perspective Way too much about the personnel, and minutiae of battles A really bad idea for a book, for me at least. I enjoy Mark Urban s writing style, which is lively and vivid, but this book falls somewhere between being a history of the War of Independence, a history of the 23rd Regiment of Foot during the late 18th and early 19th Century, and an analysis of the evolution of British infantry tactics in the same period In the end, it doesn t do any of those things exhaustively and is therefore slightly disappointing.That being said, it is still an enjoyable and informative read One thing I appreciated was I enjoy Mark Urban s writing style, which is lively and vivid, but this book fa Mark Urban s Fusiliers was a really interesting perspective on the American Revolution It followed the Royal Welch Fusiliers through the war, from Lexington to Yorktown the Regiment fought at both battles and lots in between and I have to say it destroyed a lot of myths and misperceptions I had First, the British actually fought pretty successfully, and applied some pretty sound counter insurgency doctrine they just never had the force density to hold onto what had been gained But the l Mark Urban s Fusiliers was a really interesting perspective on the American Revolution It followed the Royal Welch Fusiliers through the war, from Lexington to Yorktown the Regiment fought at both battles and lots in between and I have to say it destroyed a lot of myths and misperceptions I had First, the British actually fought pretty successfully, and applied some pretty sound counter insurgency doctrine they just never had the force density to hold onto what had been gained But the lessons learned fighting in America led on to Britain s success in the Napoleonic Wars Some fairly literate soldiers too, which was slightly unexpected lots of diaries and letters from the common soldiery And the American rebels were by far thebrutal side, regularly hanging deserters unli


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