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British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751 - 1783 (Paperback)

British History American History

By Carl Franklin
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 377
ISBN: 9781473886667
Published: 6th December 2016



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Based on contemporary records and paintings, this book identifies each cavalry and infantry regiment and illustrates changes in uniforms, their facing colours and the nature and shape of lace worn by officers, NCOs and private soldiers from 1751 to 1783. Regiments that served in the American War of Independence are noted and the book includes more than 200 full-colour plates of uniforms and distinctions. Divided into four sections, it not only details the cavalry and infantry uniforms of the period but also the tartans of the Highland regiments, some of which were short-lived, and the distinction of the Guards’ regiments.

This book will be of great use to anyone interested in the 18th Century British Army as well as the illustrators and other who need detailed information in one convenient source. The long title of the book is "A fully illustrated account of the uniforms and distinctions of each numbered regiments of cavalry and Infantry in the British Army with a full and complete list of regimental facings lace and distinctions including the tartan of the highland regiments". It is just that.

Classic Arms and Militaria, February/March 2017 – reviewed by Bill Harriman

A work of incalculable value. A Uniform Guide of the most complete essentials for miniature painters.

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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.

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