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Recollections of Rifleman Harris.


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ISBN 10: 0208010491 / ISBN 13: 9780208010490
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HARRIS, JOHN. Recollections of Rifleman Harris. Archon Books, 1970. Hdcvr, 128 pp., clean xlib copy w/ usual markings, no d.j. 25.00. Bookseller Inventory # 57488

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Title: Recollections of Rifleman Harris.

Publication Date: 1970

Book Condition:Very Good

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This work features the recollections of Benjamin Harris who fought in the British Army's campaign against Napoleon in Spain and Portugal. Harris joined the army in 1802 and later joined the 95th Rifles, a regiment which became the elite of the Army through their expertise with the rifle, their alertness, discipline and regimental pride. The story unfolds from the moment that the diminutive Harris lands in Portugal and marches away in the sun, weighed down by his kit and great coat, his blanket and camp kettle, his haversack rifle, ammunition, ship-biscuit and beef and all the tools and leather that he had to carry as the battalion's cobbler.

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Christopher Hibbert was educated at Radley and Oxford. He served as an infantry officer during the war, was twice wounded and was awarded the Military Cross in 1945. Described by Professor J.H. Plumb as 'a writer of the hishest ability', he is, in the words of The Times Educational Supplement. 'perhaps themost gifted popular historian we have.'He is a fellow of the Royal Society of

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