THE BRITISH ARMY: CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS 1885-1905.

Hamer, W. S.


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Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1st ed., 1970. Xii + 293 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. This book considers the question of Army reform in the age of British imperial expansion. The first part deals with the various aspects of the problem under the headings of administration, organization, and, briefly, imperial defence. Many of the difficulties are best understood within the wider context of the struggle between politicians and soldiers over which ideas would govern the army as an institution of imperial policy. The second part traces the phases of this conflict through the Hartington Commission, the reorganisation of 1895, and the reforms after the Boer War.


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