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ISBN: 0198691785
Author: David Chandler,Ian Beckett
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st Edition edition (December 15, 1994)
Pages: 536
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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is a book which everyone interested in the history of the British Army should read, and which every genuine .

is a book which everyone interested in the history of the British Army should read, and which every genuine military historian should possess. Lavishly and well illustrated, both in colour and in black and white, it is attractively designed and commands a list of distinguished contributors. James Lunt, Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, Volume 125, No. 1, January 1995. scope is comprehensive and its authority impressive.

ISBN-13: 978-0192803115. He is President Emeritus of the British Commission for Military History, and a former Vice-President of the Commission Internationale d'Histoire Militaire. He is secretary of the Army Records Society.

The Oxford History of the British Army. The faults of the book is that it is very This is a book which covers the emergence of the British Army into one of the most respected and experienced military organisations in history. 0198691785 (ISBN13: 9780198691785). Beginning with the Medieval English Army it covers nicely the formation of the New Model Army and then into the Professional Army which set the World standard for a long time. The book is a handy and concise compendium on the Army and is certainly a pleasant narrative which promotes further reading into the subject.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated, The Oxford History of the British Army will fascinate military history buffs as well as anyone seeking . David G. Chandler, Ian Frederick William Beckett. From the Napoleonic Wars to the battle of the Falklands, from the pike and musket to the Challenger tank, The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Army brings to life the colorful and far-reaching history of this long-lived institution.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated, The Oxford History of the .

Comprehensive, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated, The Oxford History of the British Army will fascinate military history buffs as well as anyone seeking a broader understanding of British or modern world history. Ian Beckett is Head of the School of Literature and History at the University of Luton, and formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. is a book which everyone interested in the history of the British Army should read, and which every genuine military historian should possess.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.

Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994. Subjects: Great Britain. Great Britain History, Military. Related Information: Publisher description.

Chandler, David . and Ian Frederick William Beckett, eds. The Oxford history of the British army (Oxford UP, 2003). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy (Oxford UP, 2002). Cole, D. H and E. C Priestley. An outline of British military history, 1660-1936 (1936). The safeguard of the sea: A naval history of Britain, 660-1649 (Vol. 1. 1998). The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815 (vol 2 2006) excerpt. Schroeder, Paul W. "Old Wine in Old Bottles: Recent Contributions to British Foreign Policy and European International Politics, 1789–1848.

David Chandler and Ian Beckett

David Chandler and Ian Beckett. Distinguished team of contributors which includes former servicemen and expert military historians. Debates the future role of the British army at home and abroad. Each chapter can be read as a self-contained piece. Chronologically structured, but with additional chapters covering themes such as the British army in India, and the amateur military tradition. The Oxford History of the British Army. David Chandler and Ian Beckett.

He is President Emeritus of the British Commission for Military History, and a former Vice-President of the Commission Internationale d'Histoire Militaire.

From the Napoleonic Wars to the battle of the Falklands, from the pike and musket to the Challenger tank, The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Army brings to life the colorful and far-reaching history of this long-lived institution. Lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred and seventy black-and-white pictures, twenty-four color plates, and fourteen maps, this volume provides a wealth of historical detail as it takes readers on a lively journey through the annals of the British Army. Here are vivid descriptions of all the famous military campaigns and battles--from Agincourt and Crecy, to Trafalgar, Waterloo, and Yorktown Heights, to Dunkirk and D-Day--as well as insightful portraits of the great commanders, including Edward I, the Duke of Marlborough, Cromwell, the Duke of Wellington, and Field Marshall Montgomery. And the breadth of coverage is superb, ranging from the Army's medieval origins, to the days of empire, to the critical issues facing the contemporary army. This vividly written chronicle is further supplemented with chapters focusing on themes of special interest, such as the controversial and costly role of the British Army in Northern Ireland, the Army in India, the function of the Army in peacetime, and the philosophy of British military policy--all of which are examined from a range of political, economic, military perspectives. Military experts and military history buffs will be particularly interested in the twenty-one detailed special sections that highlight vital aspects of the Army, including tactics, weaponry, and major figures. Finally, the volume boasts a distinguished roster of contributors, boasting not only prominent military historians, but also former servicemen, who provide expert technical insight and vivid, eyewitness accounts of modern soldiering and warfare. Comprehensive, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated, The Oxford History of the British Army will fascinate military history buffs as well as anyone seeking a broader understanding of British or modern world history.

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Drawing upon the scholarship of some of today's most
distinguished military writers, this handsomely produced
work recounts the evolution of the Army, in its social
and political context, from the medieval period to the
present day. Every major development and conflict is explained
thoroughly and special subjects such as the Imjin battle are
treated in 42 box features. The admirably comprehensive
text in enhanced with many rare drawings, maps, photos, a
generous selection of color plates, and more. Highly
recommended for general readers and specialists alike.

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