Fit to command? The Surprising Truth of British Army Officers of the Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic wars – the first Great War. An era that saw the British army come of age.
But how much do you know about the officers at the forefront of the war?
Were they all aristocratic buffoons like Henry Simmerson?
Were most commissions and promotions paid for?
What sort of training did they receive?
And were battalion commanders actually younger and more dynamic than their counterparts in other armies?
Credit to : Redcoat History