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British Army 1914-1918

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The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the "Old Contemptibles"—the professionals who stemmed the German advance at the beginning of the war—to the Territorials, Kitchener's "New Army" and "Derby's Men," the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five years later. Andrew Rawson examines the contribution of the Empire, military doctrine, training, communications, strategy and tactics, and divisional organization. He reviews everyday life, equipment, rations, leave, and discipline. He profiles the commanders and the legacy of the War in art, and provides information on cemeteries and places of interest. It is all here, in one book. It has never been surpassed.

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