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Author Coss, Edward J., 1954-
Title All for the king's shilling : the British soldier under Wellington, 1808-1814 / Edward J. Coss ; Foreword by John F. Guilmartin, Jr.
Publication Info. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
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 Stack 1  940.27 C    IN LIBRARY
Description xxi, 374 p., [14] of plates : ill., ; 23 cm.
Series Campaigns and commanders ; v. 24.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-365) and index.
Contents An unjust reputation: the genesis of the "scum of the earth" myth -- Gone for a soldier: the realities of enlistment -- Over the hills and far away: surviving on campaign -- A stick without a carrot: leadership and the soldiery -- Ordeal by fire: the British soldier in combat -- Banded brothers: combat motivation and the British ranker -- Into hell before daylight: Peninsular War sieges.
Subject Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 -- Military leadership.
Great Britain. Army -- Military life.
Peninsular War, 1807-1814 -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology, Military.
Combat -- Psychological aspects.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1789-1820.
Added Author Guilmartin, John Francis, author of foreword.
Added Title British soldier under Wellington, 1808-1814
ISBN 9780806141053 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0806141050 (hardcover : alk. paper)