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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 8:48 p.m. PST

….Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars ..

"Regimental and battalion commanders are perhaps the most-overlooked cohort of the British Army during the period of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Nineteenth-century histories tending to be written from the top-down, such that the decisions of the commanding generals took primacy; the battalion commanders existed at the very bottom of that chain and so were infrequently seen. In contrast, contemporary works have concentrated on a bottom-up view of history, placing the memoirs of the rank & file and junior officers as central to the action, and for these writers the battalion commanders generally existed at the rarely-seen outer edge of their regimental experience…"


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Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2022 4:07 p.m. PST

Great find!

Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2022 1:15 p.m. PST

Can anyone recommend books which cover in a similar way the regimental command in the French, Austrian, Prussian and Russian (or other) armies?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2022 5:09 p.m. PST

Happy you like it my friend…


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