With the Guards in Flanders

The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795

Captain Roger Morris

A diary of a young British officer during the campaigns of the Duke of York against the French between 1793 and 1795.
Publication date:
September 2018
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Peter Harrington
Series :
From Reason To Revolution
Illustration :
c 40 b/w ills, 1 map
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ISBN : 9781911628156

Dimensions : 234 X 156 mm
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• A first-hand account from a soldier who took part in the Revolutionary Wars with the French
• Also acts as a social and geographical history of the region at the time
• Ideal for wargamers looking for insight into British strategy at the turn of the 19th century

Captain Roger Morris, a young British officer in the Coldstream Guards, served in France, Belgium and Holland during the Duke of York's campaign against the armies of Revolutionary France. During the period from May 1793 until March 1795, he kept a diary in which he described the various actions, commanders and incidents, noting failures and poor leadership, and commenting on some of the wider events. Morris also travelled extensively on horseback throughout the region when he was not campaigning, often visiting local churches to view or play the organs!


If you like a story told by diary entries, this is one of the better ones I have read
Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy

As importantly, it provides a vivid picture of the life of a junior officer on campaign in this little chronicled campaign of the era. It will keep the interest of both the scholar and the casual reader. Highly recommended.
The Napoleon Series