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The Oxford illustrated history of the British Army

Author: David G Chandler; I F W Beckett
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf campaign, the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Army recounts the history of the British army from its medieval antecedents to the present day. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this survey shows how British fighting forces have evolved over the last five centuries.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Bildband
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford illustrated history of the British Army.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)621441947
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Chandler; I F W Beckett
ISBN: 0198691785 9780198691785
OCLC Number: 31382147
Description: xvii, 493 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: The English medieval army to 1485 / Michael Prestwich --
Towards the standing army 1485-1660 / Ian Rov --
The restoration army 1660-1702 / John Childs --
The great captain-general 1702-1714 / David Chandler --
The army of the Georges 1714-1783 / Alan J. Guy --
The army and the first British empire 1714-1783 / Tony Hayter --
The transformation of the army 1783-1815 / David Gates --
An unreformed army? 1815-1868 / Peter Burroughs --
The late Victorian army 1868-1914 / Edward Spiers --
The army and the challenge of war 1914-1918 / Tim Travers --
The four armies 1914-1918 / Peter Simkins --
The army between the two world wars 1918-1939 / Brian Bond --
The army and the challenge of war 1939-1945 / Carlo D'Este --
The army and the home front 1939-1945 / Alex Danchev --
The post-war army 1945-1963 / Anthony Farrar-Hockley --
The thirty years peace / John Strawson --
The army of British India / T.A. Heathcote --
The amateur military tradition / Ian Beckett --
The British way in warfare / Hew Strachan --
Towards the future / Michael Yardley.
Responsibility: general editor, David Chandler ; associate editor, Ian Beckett.
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