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The Autobiography or Narrative of a Soldier


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William Brown served in the 45th Regiment of Foot from 1809 until 1816 - including most of the Peninsula War (1809-1814). Later a pauper living in Kilmarnock, Scotland, he is the only known memoirist within the 45th Foot - one of a handful of regiments to have served for the entire duration of the Peninsula War. Steve Brown is the author of Wellington's Redjackets - the history of the 45th Regiment of Foot 1807-1815 - and has edited and annotated Helion's re-issue of William Brown's The Autobiography, or Narrative of a Soldier. He's also a frequent contributor to (and book reviewer for) The Napoleon Series website.


I recommend this book to any history fan, and for gamers especially. If you are ever looking for some inspiration for small-unit actions for your French and English, this book will be that inspiration! * Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy *
I would suspect that fans of Bernard Cornwall's Sharpe series might find the book a very interesting companion to their heroes adventures. A wonderful little gem of a book. * Army Rumour Service *
If you collect memoirs of British officers and men who served in Portugal and Spain, you simply MUST purchase this book!" - Winner of the April 2018 'Miniature Wargames Recommends' award. * Miniature Wargames - Arthur Harman *

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