By Ian Fletcher
This can be the tale of the Waterloo crusade from the point of view of the British military. Uniquely, it starts off with the break-up of Wellington's military on the finish of the Peninsular struggle, keeps with the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, after which examines the scuffling with that undefined, as Wellington's military driven directly to Paris
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An 'Inspector-General and Superintendent of the Recruiting of all the Forces employed in Foreign Service' was appointed in 1778 and was assisted by a number of Inspecting Field Officers . Although recruiting for individual regiments continued on the old pattern, 'this appointment introduced an element of central direction and control' (Public Record Office 1988) . The appointment may have lapsed in the 1790s, but there was certainly an Inspector General of Recruiting between 1797 and 1807, when a recruiting branch was established under the Adjutant-General (Public Record Office 1988).
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A Desperate Business: Wellington, the British Army and the Waterloo Campaign by Ian Fletcher