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With the Guards in Flanders

The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795

Series : From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815 #21

Editor : Peter Harrington

With the Guards in Flanders : The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795


General - Pages : 172 | Images : c 40 b/w ills

Paperback - Date of Publication : September 2018 | Size : 234mm x 156mm | ISBN : 9781911628156 | Helion Book Code : HEL1006

Captain Roger Morris, a young British officer in the Coldstream Guards, served in France, Belgium and Holland during the Duke of York’s campaign against the armies of Revolutionary France. During the period from May 1793 until March 1795, he kept a diary in which he described the various actions, commanders and incidents, noting failures and poor leadership, and commenting on some of the wider events. Morris also travelled extensively on horseback throughout the region when he was not campaigning, often visiting local churches to view or play the organs!


"If you like a story told by diary entries, this is one of the better ones I have read." Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy


"…it is a fascinating read! Collectors of memoirs and recollections by British officers and men of the period of ‘The Great War with Franc’ will surely want to add this volume to their libraries." Miniature Wargames


"Roger Morris was meticulous in writing his diary and a keen observer of the men, events, terrain, and weather that made up his daily life and filled with both the mundane and the extraordinary. With the Guards is the only primary source that I know of that goes into detailed description of the British Army’s retreat from Flanders into Germany from which they were eventually evacuated at Bremen. Dr. Harrington does a superb job editing the diary. It will keep the interest of both the scholar and the casual reader. Highly recommended." The Napoleon Series

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