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The Oxford History of the British Army / Edition 2

The Oxford History of the British Army / Edition 2

by David Chandler, Ian Beckett


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From the Napoleonic Wars to the battle of the Falklands, from the pike and musket to the Challenger tank, The Oxford History of the British Army brings to life the far-reaching history of this long-lived institution.

This definitive one-volume reference 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. Military experts and military history buffs will be particularly interested in the special sections that highlight vital aspects of the Army, including tactics, weaponry, and major figures. Finally, the volume boasts a distinguished roster of contributors, including not only prominent military historians, but also former servicemen, who provide expert technical insight and vivid, eyewitness accounts of modern soldiering and warfare. Comprehensive and authoritative, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192803115
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/26/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Dr David Chandler (General Editor) is a distinguished military historian with many successful books to his credit and a former head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is President Emeritus of the British Commission for Military History, and a former Vice-President of the Commission Internationale d'Histoire Militaire. Professor Ian Beckett (Associate Editor), a former Senior Lecturer at Sandhurst, is currently Professor of Modern History at the University of Luton. He is secretary of the Army Records Society.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Contributors
1. The English Medieval Army to 1485, Michael Prestwich
2. Towards the Standing Army 1485-1660, Ian Roy
3. The Restoration Army 1660-1702, John Childs
4. The Great Captain-General 1702-1714, David Chandler
5. The Army of the Georges 1714-1783, Alan J. Guy
6. The Army and the First British Empire 1714-1783, Tony Hayter
7. The Transformation of the Army 1783-1815, David Gates
8. An Unreformed Army? 1815-1868, Peter Burroughs
9. The Late Victorian Army 1868-1914, Edward Spiers
10. The Army and the Challenge of War 1914-1918, Tim Travers
11. The Four Armies 1914-1918, Peter Simkins
12. The Army between the Two World Wars 1918-1939, Brian Bond
13. The Army and the Challenge of War 1939-1945, Carlo D'Este
14. The Army and the Home Front 1939-1945, Alex Danchev
15. The Post-War Army 1945-1963, Anthony Farrar-Hockley
16. The Thirty Years Peace, John Strawson
17. The Army of British India, T. A. Heathcote
18. The Amateur Military Tradition, Ian Beckett
19. The British Way in Warfare, Hew Strachan
20. Towards the Future, Michael Yardley

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