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

Author: Anthony Clayton
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 men, and commanded their respect, from the days of Marlborough to the Second Iraq war of 2003. Anthony Clayton explores who the officers, men and now women, have been and are, where they came from, what ideals or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clayton, Anthony.
British Officer : Leading the Army from 1660 to the present.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Clayton
ISBN: 9781317864448 1317864441 9781317864431 1317864433 1317864425 9781317864424 9781315834290 1315834294
OCLC Number: 881417477
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction --
The history of a profession; 2 The officer in the Restoration Army; 3 The officer in the armies of the later Stuarts; 4 The officers of the Georgian Army to 1793; 5 The officer in the era of Wellington; 6 The officer from Waterloo to the Crimea; 7 The Crimea and the Indian Mutiny; 8 The Victorian Army officer; 9 The Edwardian Army officer; 10 The Regular officer, 1914-18; 11 The Regular officer between the two World Wars; 12 The officer, 1940-45. 13 The officer in the first post-war years14 From Aden to Belfast and Basra; 15 British officers of Imperial regiments; 16 The officers of the Support Services; 17 Conclusion; 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 2004-05; Appendix 3 Income, pay and expenditure; Appendix 4 Officers Training Corps; Index.
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