YEOMANRY WARS : THE HISTORY OF THE YEOMANRY, VOLUNTEER AND VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION CAVALRY : A CIVILIAN TRADITION FROM 1794.

Athawes, Peter D.


£35.00




Scottish Cultural Press, Aberdeen, 1st ed., 1994. Xxi + 262 pp., cold., frontis., numerous photo-ills., + some ills., + maps + 15 cold., photo & other plates. D.j., 30 x 21cm. FINE. Most people have heard of the Yeomanry and Volunteers and it is well known that it succeeded in the creation of a huge reserve army based on the part-time principle. From its small beginnings with the 1794 Volunteer Act, when the notion that this should include cavalry and even artillery was viewed at that time with extreme misgivings by the military professionals, it expanded and flourished. Firstly it acted as a police force, then as mounted riflemen in the Boer War and eventually took over a major portion of the cavalry encounters of The Great War and The Second World War. This detailed history includes a wealth of photographs as well as some attractive coloured plates.


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