The Oxford History Of The British Army

Paperback | April 10, 2003

EditorDavid Chandler, Ian Beckett

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From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf Campaign, from the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, this stimulating and informative book recounts the history of the British army from its medieval antecedents to the present day.Commanders, campaigns, battles, organizations, and weaponry are all covered in detail within the wider context of the social, economic, and political environment in which armies exist and fight, making this the definitive one-volume history of the British army for specialists and non-specialistsalike.

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From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf Campaign, from the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, this stimulating and informative book recounts the history of the British army from its medieval antecedents to the present day.Commanders, campaigns, battles, organizations, and w...

Dr David Chandler (General Editor) is a distinguished military historian with many successful books to his credit and a former head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is President Emeritus of the British Commission for Military History, and a former Vice-President of the Commission Internatio...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 10, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803115

ISBN - 13:9780192803115

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Table of Contents

List of MapsList of ContributorsIntroduction1. Michael Prestwich: The English Medieval Army to 14852. Ian Roy: Towards the Standing Army 1485-16603. John Childs: The Restoration Army 1660-17024. David Chandler: The Great Captain-General 1702-17145. Alan J. Guy: The Army of the Georges 1714-17836. Tony Hayter: The Army and the First British Empire 1714-17837. David Gates: The Transformation of the Army 1783-18158. Peter Burroughs: An Unreformed Army? 1815-18689. Edward Spiers: The Late Victorian Army 1868-191410. Tim Travers: The Army and the Challenge of War 1914-191811. Peter Simkins: The Four Armies 1914-191812. Brian Bond: The Army between the Two World Wars 1918-193913. Carlo D'Este: The Army and the Challenge of War 1939-194514. Alex Danchev: The Army and the Home Front 1939-194515. Anthony Farrar-Hockley: The Post-War Army 1945-196316. John Strawson: The Thirty Years Peace17. T. A. Heathcote: The Army of British India18. Ian Beckett: The Amateur Military Tradition19. Hew Strachan: The British Way in Warfare20. Michael Yardley: Towards the FutureChronologyBibliographyIndex

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