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Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution

Ira D. Gruber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833780
eISBN:
9781469603933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899403_gruber
Subject:
History, Military History

Historians have long understood that books were important to the British army in defining the duties of its officers, regulating tactics, developing the art of war, and recording the history of ... More


In Fear of a Second German Revolution, December 1918-March 1919

DOUGLAS NEWTON

in British Policy and the Weimar Republic, 1918–1919

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203148
eISBN:
9780191675744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203148.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

The chapter aims to show evidence for the experience of the British army officers who reported that great damage was being done to the cause of moderate and progressive politics by the continuing ... More


Leaders and Followers

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Important as the commandants and their staff were to the prisoner-of-war life, they were only part of the overall administrative framework within prison camps. Inside the wire at Colditz and ... More


Officers and Their Books

Ira D. Gruber

in Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833780
eISBN:
9781469603933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899403_gruber.6
Subject:
History, Military History

The first part of this book analyzes the careers of, and the books preferred by, forty-two eighteenth-century British army officers. Because the officers left records of preferences for books on war, ... More


Books Preferred

Ira D. Gruber

in Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833780
eISBN:
9781469603933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899403_gruber.7
Subject:
History, Military History

In the list provided by the British army officers, there are literally hundreds of books on war to choose from among histories of campaigns and battles, treatises on engineering and artillery, ... More


Postwar Logistics: Turning Practice into Procedure

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at how postwar cultural and organizational change was conditioned by recent wartime logistic experience. Many of the logistic challenges during World War II had been faced for the ... More


Fighting the Asante

Edward M. Spiers

in The Victorian Soldier in Africa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061219
eISBN:
9781781700556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061219.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents the initiatives taken by Sir Garnet Wolseley, who was appointed by the British Government as administrator and commander-in-chief on the Gold Coast on 13 August 1873. He was ... More


Samuel Walters Lieutenant, R.N.: Memoirs of a Naval Officer in Nelson's Navy

C. Northcote Parkinson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853231493
eISBN:
9781846313981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313981
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers a personal perspective on the British navy at the height of its power, as it chronicles the tale of a young naval officer who fought around the world in the service of Admiral Lord ... More


On Patrol

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

in Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the patrolling of the New Territories in the low, hilly green spaces that join the border with mainland China. Patrol is part of the constitution of space as territory. These ... More


Death and the Rhetoric of Photography: X Marks the Spot

Zahid R. Chaudhary

in Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677481
eISBN:
9781452946023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677481.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter deals with the work of the post-Sepoy Revolt photographers John Dannenberg and Harriet Tytler. It analyzes photographs that memorialize the death of important British army officers by ... More


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