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This was a period in which the British Army did much to astonish the world indulging in spectacular triumphs as well as distrastrous defeats. The story encompasses the final despatch of history's greatest soldier - Napoleon - and the subjugation of Asian and African potentates. It was the century which saw the British tighten their hold on India, extend their Imperial possessions largely by the sword, and at length - despite blunders in the Crimea and mutiny in the Indian Army - establish a peace-keeping cordon around the globe. John Strawson presents a compelling account of Kipling's "Beggars in Red", at first, struggling in vain against French revolutionary armies and its own government's neglect then, with the Duke of York's reforms plus the fine leadership of Sir John Moore and Wellington, gaining skill and confidence, winning battle after battle in the Peninsular and at Waterloo. At a time when reductions in the army seem imminent, Strawson reminds us that the British regimental system is priceless and indispensable.
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John Strawson enjoyed a distinguished military career, reaching the rank of major- general and being appointed Chief-of-Staff to SHAPE. He is one of Britain's most brilliant - and accurate - military analysts and is the author of many books including Hitler as Military Commander and Gentlemen in Khaki.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1991. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,700grams, ISBN:9780091747466. Seller Inventory # 8502320
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A very good clean copy with no inscriptions or markings in a very good unclipped dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 001170556
Book Description Hutchinson, 1991. Hardback. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1991. Hutchinson. Hard Cover. Book - VG, spine ends and corners rubbed. DJ - VG, minor edgewear. Endpaper maps. 9.5.x6. 254pp. 8 pages b/w illus. Seller Inventory # 456733
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First in This Edition. Sl mark to spine bds, dw has fading to spine, price-clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages. Seller Inventory # 70311
Book Description Hutchinson, 1991., 1991. New edition. 8vo. xiv + 254pp. B/w. illustrations, maps, e.p. maps. Original boards, d/w. faded to spine and with 1cm. tear. ISBN 0091747465 US$10. Seller Inventory # 142713