British Light Cavalry Uniforms 1840-1853, by David J. Knight

British Light Cavalry Uniforms 1840-1853, by David J. Knight

Published by the Military Historical Society, 56 pages. A5 size booklet (N7562)

Illustrated throughout with several colour and black and white photographs and drawings, this booklet provides a fascinating account of British Light Cavalry uniforms in the mid 19th century.

From the introduction: The uniforms of the British cavalry during the long period of relative peace between the end of the Napoleonic wars and the Crimean war is a neglected subject that has only been covered in general terms.! The present study seeks to address the need for a more detailed examination by focusing on the dress and undress uniforms of the light cavalry from 1840, when a series of uniform changes started to be instigated, to the eve of the Crime an War in 1853. For clarity, dress uniforms will be examined first while the undress uniforms of all of the light cavalry will be dealt with collectively in a separate chapter. Contents include:

Chapter 1 - The Light Dragoons
Chapter 2 - Hussars
Chapter 3 - Lancers
Chapter 4 - Undress
Chapter 5 - Horse Appointments
Notes and Sources

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.