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Title: The British Soldier.
Description: Wayland, London, 1974, first edition.. 128 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "Conventional warfare today can still be a matter of bloody face-to-face fighting but the modern British soldier, a highly-trained, well-equipped speci alist, is a far cry from the ill-clad yeoman of the Middle Ages. In this evocative book Matthew Holden illustrates how this change has come about, starting with the Norman Conquest and setting the narrative in the context of British society a n d d e v elopments in military techniques and strategy. Drawing on vivid eyewitness accounts he describes the British soldier's everyday life through the centuries in terms of pay, conditions, discipline, medical services and other aspects, and h e cr e at es a fascinating picture of changing attitudes, both towards the fighting community and inside it." A few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has a few area s o f ver y lig ht edg e wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Soldiers, Army, Tudor, Standing, Napoleonic Wars, Crimean, Victorian Era, B.E. F. , First World War, Pay, Passchendaele, Peninsular, Recruitment, Weapons, Medical Care, Corunna, Crecy, Crusades, Oliver Cromwell, Prince Rupert, Second, Wellington, Terr

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23965

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