1st ed., 1978. 189 pp., frontis., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. Nr.FINE. The first battle of the Crimean War, the Battle of Alma in 1854, represented the orderly movements of the warfare of Wellington. On 5 and 6 May 1864, in an encounter in the American Civil War, such movements were impossible and within less than ten years a completely new style of warfare had evolved that looked forward to the First World War. The author examines in turn all the major armies of the world as they prepared to meet the new challenges of warfare in the second half of the nineteenth century. He describes their main engagements, fighting qualities and organization, and his text is illustrated with 150 superb memorable photographs.