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The Oxford history of the British Army

Author: David G Chandler; I F W Beckett
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the history of the British army from its medieval antecedents. This book covers the Commanders, campaigns, battles, organizations, and weaponry within the context of the social, economic,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Chandler; I F W Beckett
ISBN: 0192803115 9780192803115
OCLC Number: 59410126
Notes: "The text of this edition first published 1994 in The Oxford illustrated history of the British Army"--Title page verso.
Description: 485 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents: List of Maps ; List of Contributors ; Introduction ; 1. The English Medieval Army to 1485 ; 2. Towards the Standing Army 1485-1660 ; 3. The Restoration Army 1660-1702 ; 4. The Great Captain-General 1702-1714 ; 5. The Army of the Georges 1714-1783 ; 6. The Army and the First British Empire 1714-1783 ; 7. The Transformation of the Army 1783-1815 ; 8. An Unreformed Army? 1815-1868 ; 9. The Late Victorian Army 1868-1914 ; 10. The Army and the Challenge of War 1914-1918 ; 11. The Four Armies 1914-1918 ; 12. The Army between the Two World Wars 1918-1939 ; 13. The Army and the Challenge of War 1939-1945 ; 14. The Army and the Home Front 1939-1945 ; 15. The Post-War Army 1945-1963 ; 16. The Thirty Years Peace ; 17. The Army of British India ; 18. The Amateur Military Tradition ; 19. The British Way in Warfare ; 20. Towards the Future ; Chronology ; Bibliography ; Index
Other Titles: Oxford illustrated history of the British Army.
Responsibility: general editor, David G. Chandler ; associate editor Ian Beckett.

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