By Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook
Within the campaigns of the French innovative and Napoleonic Wars, the deserved attractiveness of the British infantry has tended to overshadow the contribution of the cavalry, yet in reality they did shape an essential component of the military, undertaking tasks an important to the good fortune of different fingers. British Cavalryman 1792-1815 recounts what those tasks have been and examines the lads who played them. the several regiments of the cavalry are indexed and a few of the arm's extra unique or specialist corps, similar to the King's German Legion, tested.
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