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The First Colonial Soldiers : A Survey of British Overseas Teritories 1650-1714


The first of two projected volumes providing a survey of the military effort of Britain in the colonies and overseas territories in their earliest years. Volume 1 covers Europe, Africa and Asia and also surveys the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Volume 2 will cover North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Together, they bring much detailed information together on the military forces and garrisons of the empire, much of which is unpublished and has been gathered from original source material. The books provide full lists of the officers the regular and militia forces in the colonies and overseas territories, including biographical details; they also give details of the expeditions that seized the territories. They are a must for any student of early colonial forces.

This volume covers the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Dunkirk, Mardyck, Gibraltar, Minorca, Tangier, the West African settlements, St Helena and the Far Eastern outposts of the Honourable East India 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The First Colonial Soldiers : A survey of British Overseas Territories and their A survey of British overseas territories and their garrisons, 1650 - 1714
Vol. 1 The British Isles, Europe, Asia and Africa

This is part of an intended two volume survey of the military effort of Britain in the colonies and overseas territories in their earliest years. Together, they will bring much detailed information together on the military forces and garrisons of the empire, much of which is unpublished and has been gathered from original source material. The books provide full lists of the officers the regular and militia forces in the colonies and overseas territories, including biographical details; they also give details of the expeditions that seized the territories, including in Volume 2, the part played by the militia regiments of New England and the West Indies. They are a must for any student of early colonial forces.
This volume covers the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Dunkirk, Mardyck, Gibraltar, Minorca, Tangier, the West African settlements, St Helena and the Far Eastern outposts of the Honourable East India Company.

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