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The British officer : leading the army from 1660 to the present

Author: Anthony Clayton
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The British Officer examines the changing social origins of both the officers and the soldiers they lead, exploring their relationships with their men as well as the duties they carried out during various campaigns. Clayton also discusses the changes in public attitudes to the military. This enthralling account is complemented by illustrations of the officers from each historical period showing changes in both  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Clayton
ISBN: 0582894093 9780582894099 9781405859011 1405859016
OCLC Number: 61478806
Description: xiv, 271 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The history of a profession --
The officer in the Restoration Army --
The officer in the armies of the later Stuarts --
The officers of the Georgian Army to 1793 --
The officer in the era of Wellington --
The officer from Waterloo to the Crimea --
The Crimea and the Indian Mutiny --
The Victorian Army officer --
The Edwardian Army officer --
The Regular officer, 1914-18 --
The Regular officer between the two World Wars --
The officer, 1940-45 --
The officer in the first post-war years --
From Aden to Belfast and Basra --
British officers of Imperial regiments --
The officers of the Support Services --
Appendix 1 : Address given by Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Collins to his battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment on the day before the opening of the 2003 Iraq War --
Appendix 2 : The maintenance of tradition in the British Army of 2004-5 --
Appendix 3 : Income, pay, and expenditure --
Appendix 4 : Officers Training Corps.
Responsibility: Anthony Clayton.

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An Army officer must lead men into frightening and dangerous situations and sometimes make them do things that they never thought they could do. This book recounts how British officers have led their  Read more...

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