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Rogues with Rifles: The 5/60th Rifles in the Peninsular War

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‘Rogues with Rifles: The 5/60th Rifles in the Peninsular War’ by Robert Griffith

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This event will be held at The National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT. An open event for members of the SAHR plus general public. No charge. Retiring to local pub after the event. Please register through the link.

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1800 Doors Open

1830 Lecture

1915 Q&A

1930 End

The 5/60th were the first rifle battalion in the British Army and fought throughout the Peninsular War, one of only three units present from the landings in 1808 through to victory in France in 1814. Author Robert Griffith will tell the story of their service in that long campaign by discussing some of the extraordinary and distinctly roguish characters he discovered while researching his book Riflemen. You will hear tales of looting, murder and treachery, but also steadfastness, loyalty and heroism.

Robert Griffith's passion has always been history, especially the Napoleonic period. He grew up reading C.S Forester, Dudley Pope, Bernard Cornwell and George MacDonald-Fraser. After writing his own historical fiction series set in the Napoleonic Wars he has now branched out into non-fiction with Riflemen: A History of the 5th Battalion 60th (Royal American) Regiment, published by Helion & Company. Rob is currently writing his second book for Helion covering the battles of Arroyomolinos and Almaraz.

Artwork by Christa Hook © Helion & Co. Ltd.

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