The Oxford History of the British Army

Editat de David Chandler, Ian Beckett
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 10 Apr 2003
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.

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ISBN-13: 9780192803115
ISBN-10: 0192803115
Pagini: 512
Ilustrații: 15 b&w maps
Dimensiuni: 129 x 195 x 32 mm
Greutate: 0.4 kg
Ediția: Revised
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


Review from previous edition The most authoritative and comprehensive one-volume history of the British Army ever written
A score of admirable essays that trace the army's history from the Anglo-Saxon fyrd to the Gulf War and even a glance into the dark glass of the future.
a highly readable and thorough history which will both entertain and educate
has the advantage that each chapter can be read as a self-contained piece...excellent

Notă biografică

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.