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The Victorians at War Ian F. Beckett

The Victorians at War By Ian F. Beckett

The Victorians at War by Ian F. Beckett


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The men of the Victorian army were involved in wars and policing wherever British interests demanded it, whether in Canada, the Crimea, Afghanistan or the Sudan. This title looks at the men and their leaders, using particular incidents and battles to show how the army lived and fought.

The Victorians at War Summary

The Victorians at War by Ian F. Beckett

The men of the Victorian army ruled a large part of the world. As the visible power behind the greatest empire there had ever been, they were involved in wars and policing wherever British interests demanded it, whether in Canada, the Crimea, Afghanistan or the Sudan. Very small by continental standards, the Victorian army combined a strong sense of tradition with considerable professionalism. The variety of tasks it had to undertake gave its officers and men an extraordinary range of challenges and experiences: putting down the Indian Mutiny, fighting in the jungles of West Africa, facing a Zulu impi and Boer sharpshooters, or garrisoning the many outposts of the empire. In The Victorians at War Ian Beckett looks at the men and their leaders from a variety of angles, using particular incidents and battles to show how the army lived and fought.

The Victorians at War Reviews

Clearly written, with a good range of archival support and a clear enthusiasm for its subject, Ian Beckett's book will certainly repay strategic raid by all scholars of the nineteenth century Journal of Victorian Culture (Spring 2004)

About Ian F. Beckett

IAN BECKETT is a leading military historian. He is the aurthor of The Great War, 1914-1918 and editor of The Oxford History of the British army. He is currently Horner Professor of Military Theory at the Marine Corps Research Center, Auantico, Virginia

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GOR003296023
9781852852757
1852852755
The Victorians at War by Ian F. Beckett
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20030901
288
N/A
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