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THE LATE VICTORIAN ARMY - 1868-1902 by Edward M. Spiers: This small icon is used elsewhere in my site as a link to this page!

First published in 1992 by Manchester University Press

This 2nd. edition published by Manchester University Press for Sandpiper Books Ltd. in 1999

ISBN: 0 7190 2659 8

This copy is Hardcover


Covering the crucial period in the development of the British Army, 1868-1902, starting with Edward Cardwell’s administration, the social composition of the officer corps, army education, and the changing status of the military and concludes with an examination of the major military campaign of the period, ‘the ultimate test’ of the Second Boer War 1899-1902.


Book's condition and details:

Burgandy 'cloth' bound book with bright gilt title to spine - No inscriptions - pages and contents as new - obviously unread - a mimimum of shelf wear so condition FINE. Dust wrapper - un-price clipped - also FINE condition. A very nice copy - ‘As New’!

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ISBN: 0 7190 2659 8

375 pages. 145 mm. x 220 mmm. x 28 mm.

Weight unwrapped 610 grams

Weight wrapped for postage < 750 grams.

THE LATE VICTORIAN ARMY - 1868-1902 by Edward M. Spiers: A small flash photograph intended to show the general appearance but unfortunately the clossy surface has created highlights!

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Dust Wrapper blurbs:

THE LATE VICTORIAN ARMY
1868-1902

This covers a crucial period in the development of the British Army which saw the growth of professionalism within the Army, its extensive reform and its heightened prominence at home and overseas. The author provides a thorough analysis of the history of the army, 1868-1902, and of the relationship between army and society.

First assessing the impact of reforms of army administration during the ministry of Edward Cardwell, Dr Spiers goes on to discuss the social composition of the officer corps, developments in army education, and the changing status of the military.

Other topics covered include the attempts to improve recruiting intake, the popular image of the army, its significance as a peace-keeping force at home and its increased involvement in colonial wars abroad. The book concludes with an examination of the major military campaign of the period, ‘the ultimate test’ of the Second Boer War 1899-1902.