From the redcoat who served charles ii to the modern camouflage clad guard at camp bastion from battlefield to barrack room this is a magisterial social history of the british soldier. This is an excellent book for those interested in the social environment that the british army is and has been the book breaks down and looks at the british army from its inception to today in terms of the regiment the recruiting and induction of soldiers training the messes and all sorts of other areas that make the british army what it is. Soldiers army lives and loyalties from redcoats to dusty warriors richard holmess magnificent history of british soldiering is a fitting conclusion to a remarkable career says gary sheffield share on facebook. For holmes the soldier is part of a unique tribe and the qualities of loyalty and heroism have continued to grow amongst these men and while today the army constitutes the smallest proportion of the population since the first decade of its existence regular soldiers make up just 0087 the social organisation of the men has hardly changed the major combat arms infantry cavalry and . Soldiers army lives and loyalties from redcoats to dusty warriors kindle edition by richard holmes download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading soldiers army lives and loyalties from redcoats to dusty warriors
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