Photo of the day: Infantry uniforms of the British Empire

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Uniforms circa 1780, image sourced from Wikipedia. I’m frequently fascinated by the uniforms and military tactics of the smoothbore musket era. One of my personal pet peeves is when people who don’t understand the tactics of the era assume that America won the Revolutionary War by using its forces in what is conventionally understood as “modern” tactics – use of cover, etc.

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