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This series was first published in 1731 under the title King’s Regulations and was used to offer guidelines in questions of conduct and etiquette. These included, as seen here, instructions for the correct and proper wearing of uniform. What is apparent from this publication is the great diversification of requirements for soldiers serving in different capacities. It is also interesting to note the range of different territories and climatic conditions that the British Army had to be outfitted for. The British Army prior to the war numbered around 430,000 men, and they were located all over the world, wherever there were British interests. As a result the regulations are peppered with caveats in the form of references and clarifications.

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