The Development of the British Army 1899–1914
From the Eve of the South African War to the Eve of the Great War, with Special Reference to the Territorial Force
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Originally published in 1938, this book was the first to be written which dealt with the history of Army Development during the confused years which followed the South African War. The period 1899–1914 marked the change from Victorian scarlet and pipeclay to the service dress of the Expeditionary Force of 1914. Similarly, it saw the growth of the Volunteer Rifle Corps of the nineteenth century into the Territorial Force of the Haldane Scheme. The writer, sometime history scholar of St John’s College Cambridge, himself a Territorial of twenty-three years’ service, was at the time one of the T.A. officers recently appointed to newly created posts at the War Office.
Table of Contents
Part I: The State of the British Army on the Eve of the South African War 1. Introduction 2. Organization for War 3. The Regular Army 4. The Auxiliary Forces Part II: The Mobilization and Expansion of the British Army During the South African War, 1899–1902 5. The Mobilization of the Regular Army 6. The Employment of the Auxiliary Forces Part III: 1900–1905. A Period of Attempted Reforms 7. Mr Brodrick as Secretary of State for War 8. The End of the War – Reforms and Commissions 9. Mr Arnold-Forster Takes Office 10. The Formation of the Army Council and Committee of Imperial Defence 11. Retrospect Part IV: The Haldane Reforms 12. Mr Haldane becomes Secretary of State for War 13. The Formation of the Expeditionary Force 14. The Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 15. The Creation of the Imperial General Staff and the Training of the Army. Conclusion. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.
John K. Dunlop