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A military history of Britain : from 1775 to the present

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2006.
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"Starting his account at a time when Britain was poised to rule the world's oceans - and much of its land as well - prolific historian Jeremy Black details the nation's involvement in global affairs from the late-18th century to the present. A Military History of Britain is an account of military structures and cultures, and relevant socio-political contexts, as well as of conflicts. As in all of his writing, Black  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black, Jeremy.
Military history of Britain.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2006
(OCoLC)607836642
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 0275990397 9780275990398
OCLC Number: 70483433
Description: 191 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Imperial parent, 1775 --
Origins --
The struggle for mastery with France, 1689-1775 --
Part II. Imperial rival, 1775-1904 --
Conflicts with America and France, 1775-1815 --
Imperial ascendancy, 1815-1871 --
Growing competition, 1871-1904 --
Part III. Imperial partner, 1904- --
Serious pressures, 1904-1933 --
Multiple challenges, 1933-1968 --
New roles, 1968- --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jeremy Black.
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Presents an account of over 200 years of the military history of modern Britain. This book, organised in 3 parts: Britain as Imperial Parent; Britain as Imperial Rival; and Britain as Imperial  Read more...

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