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Tango0129 Aug 2018 10:00 p.m. PST


""Britain was totally unprepared for war with France in 1793 and relied on German auxiliaries to supplement her own meagre resources to pursue her strategy in the Low Countries and beyond. The contingents were drawn from the smaller German states, whose armies still followed the rigid linear tactics of Frederick the Great. They therefore had to adapt to deal with the new threat posed by the mass French armies, with a greater emphasis on light troops and more flexible tactics.

Although the German troops formed a major part of the Allied army in the Low Countries, there has been no detailed English-language account of their role. Their story is told here for the first time, based on extensive research in British and German archives, together with contemporary accounts and 19th Century German sources…."
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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 3:18 a.m. PST

I have some books in this series by Helion and they are all excellent, so I would expect this volume to be of the same quality.

Tango0130 Aug 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

Hope so!….


BillyNM30 Aug 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

Me too as it's on its way.

Tango0131 Aug 2018 12:03 p.m. PST



von Winterfeldt17 Sep 2018 4:44 a.m. PST

I received my copy, excellent book, in depth information about units, tactics, battles, campaigns and uniforms, a must have

Tango0118 Sep 2018 11:22 a.m. PST

Many thanks!!


Lilian25 Jan 2019 1:47 p.m. PST

Dr Andrew Bamford, editor of Helion & Company Ltd's 'From Reason to Revolution 1712-1815' series, introduces ''We Are Accustomed to do our Duty'. German Auxiliaries with the British Army 1793-95'.

Dr Bamford gives a brief overview of what you'll find inside the book with a sneak peek inside.

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