May wife was given the OK to go back to work. So she wanted to go strawberry picking two towns over. As I passed right by a used bookstore that has a large collection of the Ballentine books, I was going to pull in to pick a couple more books. When I went to the row where the books are, there were several boxes of new books out. Going quickly through them, it was obvious that the former owner had a great interest in the British Army uniforms from the 19th century, as I do. I couldn't spend much time looking at them, as my wife was out in the hot car (I did leave it running with the AC on). There was one book I couldn't leave behind on the Foot Regiments of the Guard. Hopefully I will have some spare money that I might be able to pick up some more of these books.
|A book I couldn't pass up. Richly illustrated with photographs from the period.|
|This picture really caught my attention. I would have imagined wagon drivers of the Guards would be wearing some kind of forage cap. I sure would have loved a Peter Laing set like this photo!|
|Another great picture that explains the William Britain's Guards wearing bearskins in combat poses. I was surprised to read that the Guards wore their bearskins during field exercises. It must have truly been brutal in the summer.|
|Another (out of focus) photo of a rout march, again wearing bearskins.|