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British Army 1914-18, The
by Osprey
Author: Robert Marrion, Donald Fosten
Publish Year: 1998
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147777988
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA081
Type: Softcover
Series: MAA81


Between 1869 and 1874, Edward Cardwell, Gladstone's Secretary for War, undertook major reforms to modernize the British Army. The Crimean War, and campaigns in India, had revealed serious administrative and command shortcomings. Cardwell's legislation was aimed at curing these faults and served as the foundation of a new-style army. His successors put into practice further improvements in tactics, training and command structure and by the outbreak of war in 1914, the British Army had developed into one of the best professional fighting forces in Europe. This book details the development, composition and uniforms of this 'new' army.