Wellington’s Redjackets

The 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment on Campaign in South America and the Peninsula, 1805–14

Steve Brown, Robert Burnham

The assault was failing. Wellington's men had stormed the walls of the great frontier fortress of Badajoz only to be beaten back with terrible losses. Then on the keep of the old castle the French flag was torn down and a British officer's red jacket was hauled up the flagpole. It was the signal - the British were inside Badajoz! This was one of th
Date Published :
January 2016
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
b&w
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473851757
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
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Overview
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The assault was failing. Wellington’s men had stormed the walls of the great frontier fortress of Badajoz only to be beaten back with terrible losses. Then on the keep of the old castle the French flag was torn down and a British officer’s red jacket was hauled up the flagpole. It was the signal – the British were inside Badajoz!

This was one of the most famous incidents during the Peninsular War and marked not only the turning point in the capture of Badajoz but of the entire conflict. The jacket belonged to Lieutenant James MacPherson of the 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment. The 45th had landed with Wellington at Mondego Bay in 1808 and fought with him throughout the entire Peninsular War gaining more battle honors than any other line regiment.

Wellington’s Redjackets, The 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment on Campaign in South America and the Peninsular War is one of the most detailed unit histories ever published of a regiment during the Napoleonic era. As the first, and only, study of this regiment, Wellington’s Redjackets will undoubtedly be an essential purchase for those interested in Napoleonic warfare.

About The Author
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Author STEVE BROWN has an interest in Napoleonic studies dating back to his teenage years; he has amassed a collection of about 2,000 volumes on the subject, with a particular focus on the British Army. Since 2009 has been a frequent contributor to the Napoleon Series, his main contribution being the highly-regarded British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them series, as well as a book reviewer. In 2015 he presented at the Waterloo 200 conference of the Royal Australian Historical Society.

Having had numerous articles published on the Peninsular War and the British Army, the renowned historian and author ROBERT BURNHAM hosts the pre-eminent Napoleonic website, the Napoleon Series. This fascinating and all-embracing website, the largest of its kind, is a ‘must’ for anyone interested in the Napoleonic era. RON MCGUIGAN, from Canada, is a recognized specialist on the British Army of the period, who has been researching the era for forty years.

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