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Philip Ball has a long-standing interest in military history and worked for a number of years in museums, archaeology and the heritage sector. Holding degrees from St David's, Leicester and Birmingham Universities, he is currently researching British amphibious operations in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
— biography from Neither Up Nor Down: The British Army and the Campaign in Flanders 1793-1795 (From Reason to Revolution)
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