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Peninsular Preparation: The Reform of the British Army 1795-1809.

GLOVER, Richard:

Published by Cambridge: University Press, 1963., 1963
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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viii, 315 pp. Original cloth. Very Good+, in very good dust+ jacket (British price-clipped). 'This book describes the rebirth of British military power and hence of the authority of her diplomacy. When England went to war with revolutionary France in 1793 her army was weak from ten years of neglect of discipline and training, from political interference in the selection of its officers and from the failure of her recruiting policies. To these disadvantages were added a cumbrous system of political control, divided counsels and inept strategy. The result was defeat in her attempted continental campaigns of 179395 and the loss of the respect of both her allies and her enemy. The work of reform began in 1795. From being the least feared of France's principal enemies, the British army became a force capable of winning the victories of the Peninsular War, of making a real and weighty contribution to the overthrow of Napoleon, and of compelling attention to Britain's voice in the Congress of Vienna which created the Europe of the nineteenth century. Professor Glover studies this transformation in detail' (Cambridge University Press Web site). Contents: 1. The Military Machinery of Britain; 2. The Ordnance Department: Supply; 3. The Ordnance Department: Research; 4. Ordnance Troops: Gunners and Engineers; 5. Training: Infantry and Cavalry; 6. Promotions and Appointments; 7. Discipline and Punishment; 8. Military Education; 9. Manpower. Bookseller Inventory # 20116

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Title: Peninsular Preparation: The Reform of the ...

Publisher: Cambridge: University Press, 1963.

Publication Date: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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