Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Frederick the Great's Allies Osprey

Always worth celebrating - an Osprey on a subject you like - even more worth celebrating when they have someone good at the rudder - this one has all the hallmarks of a good 18thc read - Stuart Reid and Gerry Embleton and son Sam are involved with this one...worth a look I'd say. Review here


Ray Rousell said...

Totally agree!

the Baron said...

I was excited when this number came out, but there are some minor issues with it. One thing the recurs is the author's use of "Imperialists" for the Imperial troops. "Imperialist" really means something quite different. And he's a native speaker of English. That is a consistent mistake throughout the text. Another is misspelling the name of the Chef of the Prussian 5th hussar regiment as "von Reusch" ("roisch") when it should be "von Ruesch" or even spelled with an umlaut, "von Rüsch" (closest English pronunciation is "resch"). I recall, too, that the illustration of Ferdinand of Brunswick misidentifies his regiment in the caption. I think it states that he wears the uniform of Regt 39, but he was the Chef of the 5th regiment, and is wearing a British-style waistcoat with the coat of his regiment. There are other things, but I don't have my copy in front of me. These things might seem like nit-picking, but when a new book comes out, today, I would expect that these kind of errors are caught in the editing process.
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