Andrew Roberts

Brothers In Arms

Rifles: Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters


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As THOUGH MARK Urban, the diploma tic editor of BBC2’s Newsnight, did not have enough to do in his day job, he is fast carving out a second career for himself as a first-class military historian of the Napoleonic Wars. His recent biography of Wellington’s Peninsular cryptographer, George Scovell, entitled The Man Who Broke Napoleon Codes, was critically acclaimed, and now he has followed it up with a history of the 95th Rifle.

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