Cool painting I came across of the 95th Rifles. One of the most distinguished Regiments in the British Army it fought in the Napoleonic Wars from Copenhagen to Waterloo and earned many battle honors. They wore green coats in an army of red and this lead to their nickname of “Green jackets”. The famous Baker rifle and the sword bayonet were there weapon and they were the elite soldiers of their day and were some of the best British soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.
ALSO ONE DAY BY CHANCE WE FOUND THE MONUMENT TO THE 95TH RIFLES AND THEY ARE MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE MILITARY UNIT SO BASICALLY I GOT ALL INTROSPECTIVE FOR A WHILE AND SAT THERE AND THOUGHT ABOUT HOW AWESOME THEY WERE
This is basically what historians look like when they’re kids. (I’m 15 here - this was in 2004.)
But he bloody won’t! He will don his Rifleman’s jacket, pick up his Baker rifle and Heavy Cavalry Sabre, get Daragh O'Malley and the rest of the chosen men back together and rain hell down upon the French!
He didn’t kill and loot the body of the Tippoo Sultan save the life of Lord Wellington, capture an Imperial Eagle, successfully assault the breach at Badajoz and drive off the French Imperial Guard at Waterloo, just to prance around and sing on stage!