Gallantry and Discipline is a superb regimental history which covers a wide range of topics on the internal composition of the regiment and the 12th Light Dragoons in the Peninsular War and Waterloo. The author draws heavily on the correspondence of the Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Ponsonby and Lieutenant Vandeleur. It is a must read for the serious student of the Napoleonic Era!
The well written text is supported by a good use of quotes from letters and books written by members of the regiment, along with some useful maps and illustrations and a decent section of higher quality plates.... This is a high quality piece of work, and of great value as a regimental history, for students of the British army and for anyone interested in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
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