1st ed., 1977. 252 pp., 10 plates + 8 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Tear across front of d.j., which has been repaired but left old tape marks; spine of d.j., faded; book itself V.G The author examines in detail the organisation, training and personnel of the British Army during the eighteenth century and explains how the government policies of containing the enemy and colonial conquest were achieved. He shows too how the Army survived the constant nervousness of Parliament in reducing its strength after each emergency had passed. Further, there are special chapters devoted to the strategies of Marlborough, Amherst and Howe and to tactics as displayed at the battles of Ramillies, Fontenoy, Camden and Guildford Court House.