Ê THE RECOLLECTIONS OF RIFLEMAN HARRIS - The book which inspired the Sharpe Novels: An Elisted Man's Account of the Peninsula Wars (English Edition) ã Download by à Benjamin Harris

Ê THE RECOLLECTIONS OF RIFLEMAN HARRIS - The book which inspired the Sharpe Novels: An Elisted Man's Account of the Peninsula Wars (English Edition) ã Download by à Benjamin Harris

The Book Which Inspired The Sharpe Novels Just As In The Sharpe Novels By Bernard Cornwell, The Princes Own Th Rifles Was A Real Regiment, And There Was A Real Rifleman Harris For It Is His Recollections Which Are Published In This VolumeThere Was Indeed A Soldier Who Joined The Rifles And Was Soon Made A Sergeant By The End Of The Wars He Had, Unusually, Risen To Be A Commissioned Officer See Ch XV It Is Believed That It Is This Story Which Inspired The Character Of Richard SharpeHarris Story Starts After He Had Been Recruited And Was Now, In Turn, On A Recruiting Drive In This Volume He Recounts Anecdotes About His Officers Believe Me All Enlisted Men Have Such Stories About Their Officers He Also Recounts Occurrences Of Desertion And The Penalties If Caught, Cases Of Treachery And Accounts Of Camaraderie There Is Even An Account Of How He Held A Perfectly Rational Conversation With A Fellow Rifleman During The Heat Of Battle, No Easy Feat When Youre Using A Muzzle Loader All Of These Are Retold At Some Point During The Sharpe NovelsAlso Recorded Are The Battles In Which The Part He, And The Th, Took Part Here You Can read Of The Battles Of Rolia, Vimiero, Salamanca And The Retreat To CorunnaRead Also Of The Stories Of A Cobbler And The Cannon Ball, A Lubberly Artilleryman, Major Travers And His Wig And How The Th Routed Boneys InvinciblesIf A Soldier Survived The Peninsula War, He Would Have Had The Opportunity To Augment His Meagre Wages By Plundering What Items Of Value The Enemy Left Behind In Many Cases This Meant Picking Over The Dead Hence There Was The Opportunity To Finish The War A Lot Wealthier Than He Could Have ImaginedThe Camp Followers, The Wives And Common Law Wives Of The Soldiers, Were Also Allowed To Pick Over The Dead At The End Of Each Battle In Most Cases It Would Mean Salvaging Brass Buttons And Belts If They Were Lucky They May Find An Officers Sword Or Pistol Many Would Convert Their Pickings To Cash, Or Use Them To Trade, For Food For Themselves And Any Children They May Have With ThemHarris Himself Was Illiterate He Is Thought To Have Been Born In Portsea, Portsmouth Into A Family Of Shepherds And This Was His Way Of Life Until He Joined The Army In After The War He Worked As A Cobbler, A Trade He Is Thought To Have Learned Whilst In The Army His Recollections Were Recorded For Him, After The War, At Some Stage In The Middle Of The S By An Officer Who Knew Him, Captain Henry Curling, Editor Of This Volume Curling Then Kept The Manuscript Until , When He Succeeded In Getting It PublishedSo, We Invite You To Download This Very Interesting, First Hand Account, Of An Enlisted Man Who Inspired The Story Of Richard Sharpe And The Sharpe Novels HISTORICAL NOTE The Princes Own Th Underwent A Few Reinventions And Amalgamations During The Peninsula Wars Ending The Napoleonic Wars As The Rifle BrigadeThey Were Still In Existence During WWI And At The Outbreak Of WWII They Were Part Of The St Battalion, Rifle Brigade And Performed With Distinguished Service During Both World WarsOn January The Regiment Was Amalgamated With The St Green Jackets Rd And Nd And The Kings Royal Rifle Corps To Form The Royal Green JacketsThe St Battalion The Royal Green Jackets Final Operation Was In Basra, Iraq, On Operation Telic In Thereafter They Were Reorganised And Amalgamated In With A Few Other Regiments To Become The Rifles KEYWORDS TAGS Rifleman Harris, Peninsula Wars, Napoleon, Boney, Richard Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell, Duke Of Wellington