The Victorians at War.

By Ian F W Beckett

Printed: 2003

Publisher: Hambleton & London. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 16 × 24 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 24 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Navy cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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  • The men of the Victorian army ruled a large part of the world. As the visible power behind the greatest empire there had ever been, they were involved in wars and policing wherever British interests demanded it, whether in Canada, the Crimea, Afghanistan or the Sudan. Very small by continental standards, the Victorian army combined a strong sense of tradition with growing professionalism. The variety of tasks it had to undertake gave its officers and men an extraordinary range of challenges and experiences: putting down the Indian Mutiny, fighting in the jungles of West Africa, facing a Zulu impi and Boer sharpshooters, or garrisoning the many outposts of the empire. In The Victorians at War Ian Beckett looks at the men and their leaders from a variety of angles, using particular incidents and battles to show how the army lived and fought.

Ian Beckett is Professor of History at the University of Northampton and Chairman of the Army Records Society. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has taught in both in Britain and the United States. His publications include Ypres: The First Battle, 1914 (2004) and The Great War, 1914-1918 (2001).’

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