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Simon Bolivar: Liberator of Latin America Bolivar is one of the most significant military figures in the history of the New World yet is a relative unknown to the English-speaking historical enthusiasts. This article attempts to rectify this.

The Life of General James Wolfe. Details of the short life of Britain's hero of the French and Indian War.

The War from the Saddle: The Diary of Lieutenant John Lang, 19th Light Dragoons, 1813-1814 Never before published extracts of a diary of British cavalry officer during the War of 1812.

His Majesty's 40th Regiment of Foot in North America, 1717-1764. This article explores the formation of the 40th and their struggles with the forces of New France including their services at the capture of Louisbourg, the battle of the Plains of Abraham, and the Caribbean campaigns.

Royal Navy Uniform, 1604 This is a copy of one of the first orders concerning the dress of the Royal Navy. Reading it is not for the impatient , as it is in old English complete with the original spellings.

Experimental British General Service Medal. Early into the reign of William IV there was a cry from military officers that a medal be issued for the services of soldiers in times of conflict. Described and illustrated here is one suggested pattern.

Military Tailor Drawings. Displayed here are some historic tailor drawings of military uniforms of a feature British regiment during the Napoleonic Wars.

Assistant Surgeon William Faulkner of the 41st Regiment during the War of 1812 There is a history of the 41st Regiment's service, a brief biography of Faulkner, and details of the uniform worn by Surgeons.

The British Grenadiers and their Mitre Caps. Why did the grenadiers wear tall caps while the rest of the army wore hats? The answer is here along with details on the famous mitre cap.

On the Thin Red Line: Loading and Firing British Muskets during the Crimean War 1854-1856 This was the first drill used for the 1853 Enfield musket and the last drill of the smoothbore brown bess musket.

The Imperial Guard at Austerlitz and Jena. This is a brief excerpt on the Garde Impériale from 1803 to Jena. A great short read for Napoleonic enthusiasts.

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