As part of the Light Division created to act as the advance guard of Wellington's army, the 95th Rifles are the first into battle and the last out.
Fighting, thieving and raping their way across Europe, they are clearly no ordinary troops.
The 95th are in fact the first British soldiers to take aim at their targets, to take cover when being shot at, to move tactically by fire and manoeuvre. And by the end of the six-year campaign they have not only proved themselves the toughest fighters in the army, they have also - at huge personal cost - created the modern notion of the infantryman. 'If you like Sharpe, then this book is a must, your Christmas present solved.' Bernard Cornwell, Daily Mail 'A brilliant warts-and-all depiction of Wellington's famous riflemen.' Daily Telegraph
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, 8pp colour illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/09/2004
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780571216819