THE DEFENDERS: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER.

Cousins, Geoffrey.


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1st ed., 1968. 224 pp., photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. The development of the volunteer movement during the Napoleonic Wars, the permanent establishment of a Volunteer Corps in 1859, the first major overseas involvement of volunteers in the Boer War, the birth of the Territorial Army, the rush to the Colours in 1914 and total integration of the citizens in World War II are all dealt with here in a wide-ranging survey of the history of British volunteers. It is a survey of British history as it has affected the ordinary patriotic man who, often with no official encouragement and sometimes in the face of discouragement, has done his bit for king and country as well as for his own satisfaction.


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