Eighty-four full-color plates depict a wide range of the accoutrements and equipment of the ordinary soldier serving in the cavalry, infantry and artillery of the British Army between 1750 and 1900. Accoutrements include everything that is worn by a soldier that is neither his main uniform nor a weapon. This book features all the various types of accoutrements including: sword and bayonet belts, waist belts, pouches, water bottles, haversacks, mess tins, knapsacks, sabretaches, sword knots, musket and rifle slings, intrenching tools and the valise equipments of 1870, 1882 and 1888. Each page shows one accoutrement from all angles and there is a short historical description. All are drawn from actual surviving specimens and all are provided with a scale.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Pierre Turner became interested in historic army uniforms as a child. When he became a full-time illustrator thirty years ago he was surprised to find that nothing was known about soldiers' accoutrements, even though there were plenty of reference books on weapons, badges and medals. So he began a search for surviving items to make sure that what he drew was accurate and this quickly became an absorbing interest on its own. He lives in Devon, England.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description The Crowood Press. 2006. 1861268831, 2006. HB. DW. Inner flaps of DW glued to boards o/w VG. Bookseller Inventory # 20422