A History Of The British Cavalry 1816 1919

Author: Lord Anglesey
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783835680
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This volume covers the high noon of the British Empire, beginning with the Zulu War of 1879 and ending with Kitchener's River War of 1898. Between these came the 2nd Afghan War, the first Boer War, and Wolseley's Egyptian and Nile campaigns. Also described in some detail is the Cavalry's part in the campaigns against Osman Digna in the Eastern Sudan.

A History Of The British Cavalry 1816 1919

Author: Lord Anglesey
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473815002
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This volume covers the high noon of the British Empire, beginning with the Zulu War of 1879 and ending with Kitchener's River War of 1898. Between these came the 2nd Afghan War, the first Boer War, and Wolseley's Egyptian and Nile campaigns. Also described in some detail is the Cavalry's part in the campaigns against Osman Digna in the Eastern Sudan.

Doctrine And Reform In The British Cavalry 1880 1918

Author: Stephen Badsey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351943189
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A prevalent view among historians is that both horsed cavalry and the cavalry charge became obviously obsolete in the second half of the nineteenth century in the face of increased infantry and artillery firepower, and that officers of the cavalry clung to both for reasons of prestige and stupidity. It is this view, commonly held but rarely supported by sustained research, that this book challenges. It shows that the achievements of British and Empire cavalry in the First World War, although controversial, are sufficient to contradict the argument that belief in the cavalry was evidence of military incompetence. It offers a case study of how in reality a practical military doctrine for the cavalry was developed and modified over several decades, influenced by wider defence plans and spending, by the experience of combat, by Army politics, and by the rivalries of senior officers. Debate as to how the cavalry was to adjust its tactics in the face of increased infantry and artillery firepower began in the mid nineteenth century, when the increasing size of armies meant a greater need for mobile troops. The cavalry problem was how to deal with a gap in the evolution of warfare between the mass armies of the later nineteenth century and the motorised firepower of the mid twentieth century, an issue that is closely connected with the origins of the deadlock on the Western Front. Tracing this debate, this book shows how, despite serious attempts to ’learn from history’, both European-style wars and colonial wars produced ambiguous or disputed evidence as to the future of cavalry, and doctrine was largely a matter of what appeared practical at the time.

A History Of The British Cavalry

Author: Lord Anglesey
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 0850524679
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In this last volume of a monumental chronicl e, the author shows the part played by the British cavalry i n the First World War. Drawing on material from a number of sources he demonstrates how the cavalry''s superior mobility saved the day time and again. '

Journal Of The Society For Army Historical Research

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The Army Quarterly And Defence Journal

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Annual Bibliography Of British And Irish History

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British Military Operations In Egypt And The Sudan

Author: Harold E. Raugh
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The British Army's campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899 were among the most dramatic and hard-fought in British military history. In 1882, the British sent an expeditionary force to Egypt to quell the Arabic Revolt and secure British control of the Suez Canal, its lifeline to India. The enigmatic British Major General Charles G. Gordon was sent to the Sudan in 1884 to study the possibility of evacuating Egyptian garrisons threatened by Muslim fanatics, the dervishes, in the Sudan. While the dervishes defeated the British forces on a number of occasions, the British eventually learned to combat the insurrection and ultimately, largely through superior technology and firepower, vanquished the insurgents in 1898. British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents, and personal papers on all aspects of British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899. Arranged chronologically and topically, chapters cover the various campaigns, focusing on specific battles, leading military personalities, and the contributions of imperial nations as well as supporting services of the British Army. This definitive volume is an indispensable reference for researching imperialism, colonial history, and British military operations, leadership, and tactics.

The Frontier Ablaze

Author: Michael Barthorp
Editor: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
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Of all the actions fought on India's Northwest Frontier (today's Afghanistan and Pakistan), the campaign of 1897 was the most threatening to the British Empire. A widespread alliance of Frontier tribes overran numerous British outposts and even occupied the fabled Khyber Pass itself. India was directly threatened and Britain's international prestige suffered. Michael Barthorpe, a foremost authority on the British Army and it's uniforms, chronicles the year-long campaign to regain the Khyber Pass. A series of color plates presents the most accurate depiction, based on the most recent research, of the uniforms of the various participants.

A History Of The British Cavalry 1816 To 1919

Author: George Charles Henry Victor Paget Marquis of Anglesey
Editor: Leo Cooper Books
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In Volume VII it is shown how superior the British Cavalry was to those of the French and German in the first five months of the Great War. A major factor in their success was their skill in dismounted firepower and their capacity to move speedily from one point to another.

Small Arms Of The Anglo Boer War 1899 1902

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British Book News

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Books In Print Supplement

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The Journal Of Military History

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Includes scholarly articles and book reviews on topics in military history.

Encounter

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The British National Bibliography

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Arts Humanities Citation Index

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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

Books And Bookmen

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Horse Guards

Author: Barney White-Spunner
Editor: Pan Macmillan
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Along with period paintings, objects and maps, from the Household Cavalry's archives and museum, this book takes the reader on a 350-year historical narrative from Cromwell and the English Civil Wars, James II and the Battle of Sedgemoor, through Wellington and Waterloo, and Victoria and the Boer Wars right through to Churchill and the WWII.