Robin Thomas joins me to talk about his book 'No want of courage: The British Army in Flanders, 1793-95', in a deep dive into the state of the force that was sent out to fight in Flanders, finding a situation comparable to the Russian Army in WW1 when it came to shortages of equipment, and discuss that famous nursery rhyme...
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What an impressive podcast - IT IS A MUST LISTEN TO, and this is a shout out indeed. A lot of very interesting fundamental topics are touched - and discussed such as supply system, reserve amunition, women and children in an army - here the British Army, but not that different than other armies as well, and not only the British army was plagued with supply problems as to not even hand out muskets to replacements and no - despite Dr. Zack White's disbelieve, this wasn't restricted to the Franch Revolutionary days but this is going on during the whole Napoleonic Wars. If the Brits struggeled so dearly with all those problems, I marvel how well the Austrians did it all the time, with much longer supply routes and identical problems, but they maintained a huge field army for much longer years than the Brits in their theatres of War. I ordered a copy of Robin Thomas book from Helion direclty as Zack does recommend and looking much forward to read it.
Again great podcast and thank you Zack to produce it and present it in such an entertaining way, in case you are not already, consider bo become patreon or spend a "Koffee"