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Wellington's Legacy - The Reform of the British Army 1830-54 (First Edition)

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The outcome of the Crimean War created the impression that the British Army had been resting on its laurels in the period since Waterloo and its poor performance in that conflict exposed its urgent needs for reform. Hew Strachan re-examines this picture and demonstrates that reform had in fact been very much to the forefront of all aspects of military life during this period. This account sets out the conflict between soldiers, lobbying for reform and politicians, striving for savings. Ironically, one of the main obstacles to reform was the Iron Duke himself. This reappraisal of of an intriguing chapter in British military history will fascinate professional military historians and general readers alike.
In fine used condition with light signs of use to the dust jacket

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Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Strachan, Hew
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First Edition 1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719009944
ISBN-13:
9780719009945
Number of pages:
302
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Wellington's Legacy - The Reform of the British Army 1830-54 (First Edition)

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The outcome of the Crimean War created the impression that the British Army had been resting on its laurels in the period since Waterloo and its poor performance in that conflict exposed its urgent needs for reform. Hew Strachan re-examines this picture and demonstrates that reform had in fact been very much to the forefront of all aspects of military life during this period. This account sets out the conflict between soldiers, lobbying for reform and politicians, striving for savings. Ironically, one of the main obstacles to reform was the Iron Duke himself. This reappraisal of of an intriguing chapter in British military history will fascinate professional military historians and general readers alike.
In fine used condition with light signs of use to the dust jacket

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Strachan, Hew
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First Edition 1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719009944
ISBN-13:
9780719009945
Number of pages:
302
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Wellington's Legacy - The Reform of the British Army 1830-54 (First Edition)

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