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Wellington's Masterpiece The Battle and Campaign of Salamanca

Wellington's Masterpiece: The Battle and Campaign of Salamanca

1st Edition

By Peter Young, J. P. Lawford
September 26, 2017

The Peninsular war was not only one of the great periods in British military history, it was also a war in which guerillas exerted a major influence, and as such, has continued relevance today. Salamanca established Wellington as one of the great military commanders of any age and it is one of the ...

A Guide to the Sources of British Military History

A Guide to the Sources of British Military History

1st Edition

Edited By Robin HIgham
February 28, 2017

Designed to fill an overlooked gap, this book, originally published in 1972, provides a single unified introduction to bibliographical sources of British military history. Moreover it includes guidance in a number of fields in which no similar source is available at all, giving information on how ...

A History of Firearms From Earliest Times to 1914

A History of Firearms: From Earliest Times to 1914

1st Edition

By W. Y. Carman
February 28, 2017

Amply illustrated with pen & ink drawings, and including a glossary of key terms, this volume, originally published in 1955, traces the history of firearms and the pioneers who made that history, step by step, to the fringe of a complex modern science....

A Short History of the Royal Navy 1805-1918

A Short History of the Royal Navy: 1805-1918

1st Edition

By Christopher Lloyd
February 28, 2017

Naval histories often stop short at the death of Nelson. This book succinctly fills the gap by covering the golden age of British sea power – the period which saw the defeat of Napoleon, the American War, the expansion of the empire, the introduction of the steamship and the defeat of the first ...

Armies in Europe

Armies in Europe

1st Edition

By John Gooch
February 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1980, is a study of the nature and purposes of peace-time military organization in Europe, and of the characteristics and outcome of the major wars fought during these years. It charts the rise of mass armies and the role of conscription as a socializing agent and...

Bonaparte

Bonaparte

1st Edition

By Corelli Barnett
February 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1978, argues that there was no ‘turning-point’ in Bonaparte’s career, but rather a consistent pattern from beginning to end. As a commander Bonaparte’s forte was speed and aggressiveness. As a planner, however he was slapdash: his armies starved and went barefoot....

Charge! Hurrah! Hurrah! A Life of Cardigan of Balaclava

Charge! Hurrah! Hurrah!: A Life of Cardigan of Balaclava

1st Edition

By Donald Thomas
February 28, 2017

For James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, leading the Light Brigade at Balaclava was but one incident in a life of sensation and notoriety. Donald Thomas’s biography, originally published in 1977, and based on new material when originally published, shows this most controversial Victorian ...

Frederick the Great A Military Life

Frederick the Great: A Military Life

1st Edition

By Christopher Duffy
February 28, 2017

For tactical and strategic ingenuity, for daring and ruthless determination and the capacity to inspire troops, Frederick the Great was without equal. In this detailed life of ‘Old Fritz’, Christopher Duffy, who has written widely on the army of Frederick and on the armies of his adversaries, ...

Military Intervention in Britain From the Gordon Riots to the Gibraltar Incident

Military Intervention in Britain: From the Gordon Riots to the Gibraltar Incident

1st Edition

By Anthony Babington
February 28, 2017

The military is supposed to stand aside from British society. This book illustrates that from the earliest times the British have relied on the military for the preservation of law and order. The creation of the professional police force in Britain habitually met with the stiffest opposition, and ...

No More Heroes The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend

No More Heroes: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend

1st Edition

By Charles Owen
February 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1975 and authored by an ex-Naval officer, assesses the performance and management of the Royal Navy in the twentieth century. It examines the nature and tasks of the twentieth century Navy, by tracing the fortunes of it under successive First Sea Lords. It ...

Russia's Military Way to the West Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800

Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800

1st Edition

By Christopher Duffy
February 28, 2017

This book provides an historical perspective on the growth of Russian military power, studying the emergence of the Russian regular army from 1700 until the end of the eighteenth century. In the process he evaluates the relative importance of Western and native influences on the creation of this ...

The British Army of the Eighteenth Century

The British Army of the Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

By H. C. B. Rogers
February 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1977 examines in detail the organisation, training, and personnel of the British Army during the eighteenth century, and explains how the government policies of containing the enemy and colonial conquest were achieved. It also illustrates how the Army survived the...

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