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Britain and Wellington's Army : Recruitment, Society and Tradition, 1807-15.

Author: Kevin Linch
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: War, culture and society, 1750-1850.
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Britain was France's most implacable enemy during the Napoleonic Wars yet was able to resist the need for conscription to fill the ranks of its army and sustain Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain. This new study explains how the men were found to replenish Wellington's army, and the consequences on Britain's government, army and society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Linch
ISBN: 9780230309166 023030916X 9780230316751 0230316751 128326658X 9781283266581
OCLC Number: 751696190
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Map; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1 Introduction; 2 Britain's Struggle with France; 3 Ballots and Bounties: The Politics of Recruitment; 4 Patterns of Recruitment: The Regional Response; 5 Making Soldiers; 6 The British Government and Its Armies; 7 The Legacy of the Peninsular War; 8 Conclusion: Britain and Wellington's Army; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: War, culture and society, 1750-1850.

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Britain was France's most implacable enemy during the Napoleonic Wars yet was able to resist the need for conscription to fill the ranks of its army and sustain Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain. This new study explains how the men were found to replenish Wellington's army, and the consequences on Britain's government, army and society.

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