THE REGIMENTS DEPART: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY, 1945-1970.

Blaxland, Gregory.


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Kimber, 1st ed., 1971. Xi + 532 pp., 19 maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Spine of d.j., a little faded o/w Nr.FINE. This book was written twenty-five years after the Second World War and in no other quarter-century ' except in a major war ' has the British Army had more work to do or been changed more radically in its formation. Based on fifteen years of service experience as a regimental and staff officer, and from information gathered from field marshals to privates, the author produces an authoritative and complete survey of every campaign and every development affecting the army during these eventful years. The roles played by individual regiments in India, Palestine, Berlin, Malaya, Korea, Egypt, Kenya, Cyprus, Muscat and Oman, Borneo and Aden are described vividly through the crises they faced and the results they achieved. From his ten years' experience as a military and political writer the author has given a thoughtful and penetrating analysis of the situation which led to the merging of the regiments that had added so much colour and stature over the centuries. Uncommon.


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