The British Military Revolution of the 19th Century

The British Military Revolution of the 19th Century

Author: Daniel R. LeClair

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476674995

Category: History

Page: 287

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 From the Crimean War through the Second Boer War, the British Empire sought to solve the "Great Gun Question"--to harness improvements to ordnance, small arms, explosives and mechanization made possible by the Industrial Revolution. The British public played a surprising but overlooked role, offering myriad suggestions for improvements to the civilian-led War Office. Meanwhile, politicians and army leaders argued over control of the country's ground forces in a decades-long struggle that did not end until reforms of 1904 put the military under the Secretary of State for War. Following the debate in the press, voters put pressure on both Parliament and the War Office to modernize ordnance and military administration. The "Great Gun Question" was as much about weaponry as about who ultimately controlled military power. Drawing on ordnance committee records and contemporary news reports, this book fills a gap in the history of British military technology and army modernization prior to World War I.

An Annotated Bibliography of the British Army, 1660-1914

An Annotated Bibliography of the British Army, 1660-1914

Author: Anthony Peter Charles Bruce

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.

ISBN: UCAL:B4237217

Category: Reference

Page: 264

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Engelsk militærhistorie, krigshistorie, regimentshistorie, engelske hær's historie - engelsk bibliografi, litteraturfortegnelse og registrant af og om litteratur om den engelske hær, British Army, i årene fra 1660 til 1914. Bogen er delt op i følgende hovedafsnit: Bibliographies, Guides and Indexes; General Works; Organizations, Management and Personnel; Military Theory, Tactics, Drill and Equipment; Military Campaigns and Foreign Stations of the Army. Søgeord: Engelske Hær; British Army; Engelsk Militærhistorie; Engelsk Krigshistorie; England, Historie, 1660-1914; Engelske Hærs Historie, 1660-1914.