1st ed., 1984. Xii + 332 pp., numerous photo + other plates + maps & plans. D.j., 24cm x 16cm. Spine of d.j., a little faded, o/w Nr.FINE. The seven ages of the British Army are those of Cromwell, Marlborough, Wellington, Wolsely and Roberts, Haig, Montgomery, and Templer. By looking at the spectacular careers of these figures the author emphasizes the successive changes in the army's organisation and purpose over the last three hundred years but does not forget its continuous tradition. Through vivid descriptions of the principal campaigns and battles the author charts the evolution in weapons and tactics, and explains how the recruitment, living conditions and traditions of the British soldier have affected the army.