This osprey men at arms series entry british infantry equipments 1808 1908 is a fascinating and concise look at the uneven efforts of the british army to provide proper personal kit for its famed infantry regiments in the 19th century. Mike chappels detailed text presents an in depth study of british infantry equipments from 1808 1908 in a volume complemented by plenty of illustrations and photographs including eight full page colour plates by the author himself. In a companion volume to men at arms 107 british infantry equipments 1808 1908 mike chappel examines the period from 1908 80 in a text complemented by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by the author himself. This completely revised edition of a classic men at arms title covers the history of british infantry equipment from the landing of wellesleys army in spain in 1808 to the introduction of the first equipment set of wholly cotton webbing in 1908. The period covered by this book begins with the british infantryman entering the peninsular war 1808 1814 wearing the lethal knapsack equipment of the day and ends with the introduction of the first equipment set made entirely of woven cotton webbing the 1908 pattern described in the accompanying men at arms 108 british infantry equipments 1908 80
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