Pen and Sword Books: British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783 by Carl Franklin

British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783
British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783 (4 reviews)
by Carl Franklin
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Found in: Reference
378 pages
ISBN: 9781848846906
Published: 12 November 2012
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British Army Uniforms identifies the uniforms of each regiment of cavalry and infantry from 1751 to 1783, including those worn during the Seven Years’ War and the American War of Independence. This lavishly illustrated book shows how the cut and colouring of the uniforms of the officers, the NCOs and the private soldiers changed over the course of more than thirty years.

The survey is divided into four parts. Part one looks at the commonalities of cavalry uniforms and focuses on the uniforms that were appropriate to each regiment. Headwear and horse furniture are also considered. Part two contains a wealth of full-colour plates detailing the uniforms of the HouseholdCavalry, the Heavy Cavalry and Light Cavalry. Parts three and four cover infantry uniforms, including those of the regiments of Foot Guards, Infantry of the Line, Fusiliers and Highland regiments.

Carl Franklin’s remarkable book will be an essential reference work for readers who have a special interest in the British Army of the eighteenth century.
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This is a amazingly detailed book and indeed has at least two strap lines to the main title: the first clarifies the time period concerned i.e. “Including the Seven Years’ War and the American War... [read full review]
To use the term “outstanding” in order to describe this work is a major understatement. The quality of the book is simply exceptional. In this detailed volume the uniforms of each cavalry and infantry... [read full review]
An illustrated book of British Army uniform from 1751 to 1783, and including the American War of Independence, this is a handsome and beautifully illustrated tome. It's not a book for sitting down with and... [read full review]
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Occasionally, a publication will come along that will interrupt the work I am doing because it has impressed me with its depth of information, quality of writing, and excellence of graphics. The book that has... [read full review]
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About Carl Franklin
After service in the RAF as an engineer specializing in guided weapons, Carl Franklin worked for British Aerospace and Royal Ordnance until retiring in 1990. He now spends most of his time researching and writing and is the author of British Rockets of the Napoleonic and Colonial Wars 1805–1901; British Napoleonic Field Artillery and British Napoleonic Uniforms.