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American Colonial Ranger 1724-64
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP WAR85
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Illustrator: Gary Zaboly
About this book
This title examines the development of the Colonial Rangers in this period, and shows how they were taught to survive in the woods, to fight hand-to-hand, to scalp a fallen foe, and to fight across all types of terrain and in all weather conditions. Based on previously unpublished source material, it paints a vivid picture of the life, appearance and experiences of an American colonial ranger in the northern colonies. Covering the battle at Lovewell's Pond in 1725, a watershed event in New England's frontier history, through to King George's War (1740-1748), the rangers were prepared for the final imperial contest for control of North America, the French-Indian War (1754-1763).

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Recruitment & Enlistment
  • Training and tactics
  • Camp life
  • On campaign
  • Esprit de corps
  • Rangers in battle
  • Legacy
  • Colour plate commentary
  • Index
Paperback; August 2004; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781841766492

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