With Zeal and with Bayonets Only

By Matthew H. Spring,

Book cover of With Zeal and with Bayonets Only: The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775-1783

Book description

The image is indelible: densely packed lines of slow-moving Redcoats picked off by American sharpshooters. Now Matthew H. Spring reveals how British infantry in the American Revolutionary War really fought.

This groundbreaking book offers a new analysis of the British Army during the ""American rebellion"" at both operational and tactical…

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1 author picked With Zeal and with Bayonets Only as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In my military career, it was my privilege to serve alongside British troops in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I have the utmost respect for their professionalism, and enjoy their sense of humor, especially on the subject of the American Revolution. For anyone who envisions the “redcoats” of the Revolution as unthinking drones advancing shoulder-to-shoulder, With Zeal and with Bayonets Only is a useful corrective. It demonstrates how the British Army was a professional learning organization that adapted to its environment and very nearly crushed the cause of American Independence. Whenever Gideon Hawke tangles with the British, With Zeal and…

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