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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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Summary

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 wherever British interests demanded it. This book 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 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 growing 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.

About Ian F. Beckett

Ian Beckett, a leading military historian, is the author of The Great War, 1914-1918 and editor of The Oxford History of the British Army. he is Horner Professor of Military Theory at the Marine Corps Research Center, Quantico, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part One: Reputations; 1 An English Confederacy; 2 Cleansing the East with Steel; 3 The Hand on the Throttle; 4 The Devil's Pass; 5 The Race for the Peerage; 6 Paths of Duty; 7 Doing a Billy Hicks; 8 The Excitement with Railway Carriages; 9 War, Truth and History; Part Two: Generals and Politicians. 10 Command in South Africa; 11 Islands in the Sun; 12 Cavagnari's Coup de Main; 13 Chelmsford's Major-Generals; 14 Stanhope's Storehouses; 15 One and a Half Battalions; 16 The Improbable Probability; Part Three: Ways of War; 17 The First Modern War?; 18 War, Technology and Change; 19 'Troopin'; 20 A Frenchman's Horse; 21 A Question of Totality; 22 No End of a Lesson; Notes; Bibliographical Note; Index.

Additional information

GOR008321175
9781852855109
185285510X
The Victorians at War by Ian F. Beckett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-06-23
288
N/A
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