The acute threat of Cross-Channel invasion from Napoleonic France at the opening of the 19th century called forth the raising of a number of volunteer and militia units outside the regular army’s traditional regimental structures. This historically fascinating document – written by an anonymous, but clearly well-educated and experienced Private volunteer – is the unofficial cavalry training manual of one such unit . Designed for the use of all ranks in the Corps, and illustrated by copper plates, it takes the novice cavalryman through a series of increasingly complex stages from rudimentary movements to manoevres of whole squadrons. An indispensible original document for enthusiasts of cavalry warfare, Napoleon buffs and war gamers.
A Private of the London and Westminster Light Horse Volunteers.
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SB vi+37pp.With 24 full page b&w engravings,2006 N&MP Reprint of 1788 Original Edition