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

Author: Charles Carlton
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1994. ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback editionView 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: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Carlton
ISBN: 0415103916 9780415103916
OCLC Number: 228670469
Notes: "First published 1992. Paperback edition first published 1994. Reprinted 1995" -- T.p.verso.
"Transferred to Digital Printing 2005" --T.p. verso.
Description: xii, 428 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Keegan --
The actualities of war --
The drum's discordant sound --
A sight - the saddest that eyes can see --
Naming of parts --
A soldier's life is terrible hard --
The epitome of war --
The miserable effects of war --
Tradesmen of killing...managers of violence --
To slay and be slain --
When the hurlyburly's done --
More to spoil than to serve --
I don't want to go to war --
Then we started all over again --
Does it matter?
Responsibility: Charles Carlton.


Studies the British civil wars as a military experience from the perspective of those who fought them. Carlton looks at the soldier's understanding of war: how men prepared for combat, how they  Read more...


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