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Going to the wars : the experience of the British civil wars, 1638-1651

Author: Charles Carlton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
During the 1640s, tens of thousands of young British men set off for the Civil Wars full of that innocent enthusiasm with which so many before and since have welcomed the prospect of battle. Few had much idea of the reality of war. Brought up in a relatively peaceful society, they were totally unprepared for the military discipline, the physical exhaustion, the divided loyalties, the emotional strain, the

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carlton, Charles, 1941-
Going to the wars.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992
(DLC) 92000295
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Carlton
ISBN: 058544756X 9780585447568 9780203425589 0203425588 9780415032827 0415032822 1134849346 9781134849345 1280320192 9781280320194 9781134849352 1134849354 9781134849307 1134849303 9781138155787 1138155780 9780415103916 0415103916
OCLC Number: 52446452
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 428 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword / John Keegan --
1. The Actualities of War --
2. The Drum's Discordant Sound --
3. A Sight --
The Saddest That Eyes Can See --
4. Naming of Parts --
5. A Soldier's Life Is Terrible Hard --
6. The Epitome of War --
7. The Miserable Effects of War --
8. Tradesmen of Killing ... Managers of Violence --
9. To Slay and to Be Slain --
10. When the Hurlyburly's Done --
11. More to Spoil Than to Serve --
12. I Don't Want to Go to War --
13. Then We Started All Over Again --
14. Does It Matter?
Responsibility: Charles Carlton.


This is a study of the British Civil Wars as a military experience, from the perspective of those who fought in them. The book looks at the soldier's understanding of war - how they prepared for  Read more...


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