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From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781 one regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles to uphold British rule in America the Royal Welch Fusiliers With a wealth of previously unused primary accounts Mark Urban reveals the inner life of the regiment and through it of the British army as a whole as it fought one of the pivotal campaigns of world history With his customary narrative flair. Though ostensibly about the Royal Welch Fusiliers Urban takes their narrative and spins a fantastic story about the entire military history of the American Revolution The 23rd was everywhere from Lexington to YorktownMuch of the book expounds on the inner feelings of the British soldiers and it reveals a very conflicted group It humanizes the Redcoat and helps soften the image he receives in film and television

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Urban describes how British troops adopted new tactics and promoted new leaders and shows how the foundations were laid for the redcoats' subseuent performance against Napoleon Fighting in the climactic battles of the Revolution in the American South the Fusiliers became one of the crack regiments of the army They never believed themselves to have been defeatedMark Urban's bestseller Rifles was an account of the ca. It s a great book Simply put it follows the Royal Welch Fusiliers from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown It follows their engagements their enlistment system the purchasing of ranks uniforms etc I think this is what military history really needs to do of Take a look at all the gaps that have yet to be filled in history We don t have much on the British side of the American Revolution It s a sliver in proportion to American literature on the conflict But Mark Urban plowed through letters and diaries hidden in attics in England to construct the saga of the Welch Fusiliers And it s told using primary sources and at the level of the common soldier I can t recommend this book enough for students of counterinsurgency history buffs and military reenactors

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Mpaign of a brave band of men which had remained untold for too long Bernard Cornwell said of it if you like Sharpe then this book is a must whle for Frank McLynn in the Daily Express it was deeply researched beautifully crafted and captivating Now that searing and completely original account is joined by Fusiliers sure to delight all readers of the best military history and adventureJacket illustration Angus McBri. I enjoyed reading this bookI know little about the American War for Independence In any war there are multiple fronts and it us difficult to keep a track of them all especially for someone reading about the war for the first time This book however is not about the War It is about the experience of a single British regiment in that war Only one front matters at any point of time that in which the 23rd Royal Welch Fusileers is fighting This made the war easy to comprehend for someone like me a noob The inclusion of maps also helped in comprehending battles as well as campaigns The author sometimes uses language that appears to fit in the period in which the story is set Nice touchMy favourite bit was the Siege of Yorktown The description of the travails of the besieged was effective in making me gloomy It comes close to Anthony Beever s description of what the 6th Army went through in his book Stalin

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America
  • Mark Urban
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9780571224869

About the Author: Mark Urban

Mark Urban is a British journalist author and broadcaster and is currently the Diplomatic Editor for BBC Two's Newsnight



10 thoughts on “Fusiliers Eight Years with the Redcoats in America

  1. says:

    The story of the 23d Regiment of Foot in the American Revolution which in some form or fashion fought in almost e

  2. says:

    I enjoy Mark Urban's writing style which is lively and vivid but this book falls somewhere between being a history of the War of Independence a history of the 23rd Regiment of Foot during the late 18th and early 19th Century and an analysis of the evolution of British infantry tactics in the same period In the

  3. says:

    Though ostensibly about the Royal Welch Fusiliers Urban takes their narrative and spins a fantastic story about the entire military history of the American Revolution The 23rd was everywhere from Lexington to YorktownMuch of the book expounds on the inner feelings of the British soldiers and it reveals a very conflicted group It humanizes the Redcoat and helps soften the image he receives in film and televisi

  4. says:

    Mark Urban’s “Fusiliers” was a really interesting perspective on the American Revolution It followed the Royal Welch Fusiliers through the war from Lexington to Yorktown the Regiment fought at both battles and lots in between and I have to say it destroyed a lot of myths and misperceptions I had First the British actually fought pretty successfully and applied some pretty sound counter insurgency doctrine – the

  5. says:

    It's a great book Simply put it follows the Royal Welch Fusiliers from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown It follows their engagements their enlistment system the purchasing of ranks uniforms etc I think this is what military history really needs to do of Take a look at all the gaps that have yet to be filled in history We

  6. says:

    I wanted this to be a book in which I heard the voices of British soldiers during the American Revolution but the author spent a great deal of time discussing battle mechanics and telling anecdotes about how people were pr

  7. says:

    This book was a deeply interesting one  I'm not going to say that I necessarily approve of the author's perspective or share it but the author does provide at least a good reason why a partisan of the British side during the American Revolution would wish to cheer on a regiment of redcoats that had a generally successful record during the entire war despite the ultimate lack of success of the British efforts

  8. says:

    I enjoyed reading this bookI know little about the American War for Independence In any war there are multiple fronts and it us difficult to keep a track of them all especially for someone reading about the war for the first time This book however is not about the War It is about the experience of a single British regiment in that war Only one front matters at any point of time that in which the 23rd Royal W

  9. says:

    In Fusiliers Urban has chosen to tell the story of the 23rd Regiment the Royal Welch Fusiliers a unit that saw action throughout the American War of Independence from Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781 Despite being regular line troops rather than a special operations regiment like that depicted in Rifles the Royal Welch Fusiliers were central to most of the important battles of the war and as such the 23rd are an excellent choice

  10. says:

    2009 05 Fusiliers The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution Author Mark Urban 400 pages 2008I picked this book up at the library while I was actually looking for a different title The bulk

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