‘Edward M. Brett has filled in a gap in British and Irish military history.…A methodically researched volume that is written in a crisp style, accompanied by good maps and many illustrations.’ Blackthorn: Journal of the Royal Irish Regiment.
‘This is a good book, well printed and illustrated, which gives a comprehensive account of a significant but neglected chapter in our military history. Brett manages to balance the military, the political and the personal history involved in an informative and readable way’ Tony Canavan, Books Ireland.
‘Thus far the story of the British Auxiliary Legion has essentially gone untold in the modern historiography. … This oversight, however, has now been admirably remedied by Edward Brett in a concise monograph that is packed with detail. … A useful and interesting addition to the literature’ Charles J. Esdaile, English Historical Review.
‘The author has done a good job in bringing together historical facts and human stories into a cohesive whole’ Adrian Wright, Anglo-Spanish Society Quarterly Review.